Don't like needles? Try the flu patch


(KTVA) Only 40 percent of adults in the US get flu shots every year. Now, researchers in Atlanta are testing a new way to deliver the flu vaccine.

A skin patch could change the way some people receive their annual flu vaccine. The band-aid like patch contains microscopic needles that deliver the vaccine and dissolve.

A new study in the Journal the Lancet looked at 100 healthy adults. Researchers found the microneedle patch to be safe and effective.

More than 70 percent of the subjects preferred that patch over the usual injections, which researchers say could increase vaccination rates.


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