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March 16, 2011

Influenza Vaccine Makers Seek Ways to Speed Production, Boost Effectiveness

JAMA. 2011;305(11):1079-1080. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.283

For more than 60 years, influenza vaccines have been produced using the same basic technology and have provided safe and effective protection for millions of individuals. But changes may be on the horizon as scientists probe faster methods of producing the vaccines and strategies for boosting their efficacy, according to infectious disease experts, who gathered in Arlington, Va, in January for the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza meeting.

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