Developing a Universal Flu Vaccine

8/26/2013 12:00 AM

From Rockhopper TV

A brand new vaccine against seasonal flu has to be created once a year for both the northern and southern hemispheres. The constant and rapid evolution of the virus means an effective vaccine this year, can be useless by the next. This short documentary highlights scientists in Belgium that are determined to beat the virus by producing a vaccine that works long-term, against many types of flu, including pandemic strains.