Universal flu vaccine may be available within two years, says scientist

Vaccine against all strains of virus hailed as major step in protecting against potentially devastating flu pandemic

A universal flu vaccine that protects against all strains of the virus could be available in the next two years, according to a leading scientist.

An experimental vaccine based on the same mRNA technology used in the highly successful Covid jabs was found to protect mice and ferrets against severe influenza, paving the way for clinical trials in humans.

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