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S. Korea Scientists Develop Flu Vaccine Delivered Under Tongue

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Medical researchers in South Korea report success in providing a vaccination with a pill under the tongue instead of using a needle, or ingesting or inhaling the drug. The research team at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul tested a flu vaccine on mice and said they developed a healthy immune response in their lungs and repelled a more severe form of the virus later. The leading researcher said the method eliminates a risk of an antigen redirection to the central nervous system, a risk common to vaccines delivered intravenously. (Click here for more
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