Not a fan of needles? What if getting vaccinated was as easy as putting on a patch? Studies around the world are looking into printable vaccine patches and if they could be used in place of the typical jab, and so far, the results are looking promising – but for now, most of the testing is in mice.
In this episode of The Science Briefing, Dr Sophie Calabretto asks Cosmos Magazine journalist Ellen Phiddian about vaccine patches, how they’re made and how far they are from human use.
- Vaccine printer makes 100 durable patches in 48 hours
- A “more humane” way to kill mice for scientific experiments
- Why do vaccines have to be injected?
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