Flu vaccines can help prevent us from getting or suffering the most severe effects of the flu. But, each vaccine only protects us from three different strains of the flu. If we don’t have a vaccine against all types of flu, it leaves us open for an epidemic with a flu virus we didn’t expect.

After decades of research, the search for a universal flu vaccine that would offer protection against all strains has seen its first success. A clinical trial of a new vaccine strategy has been able to produce good immunity against several different strains of influenza viruses.

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