Is this the future of vaccines? US researchers create 3D printed vaccine patches


A syringe is filled with a first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination clinic in Los Angeles, California. The new vaccine patches are virtually painless and could eliminate one of the main reasons people refuse to get vaccines, which is a fear of needle injections. — AFP

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina: Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and Stanford University said last week that they’ve successfully created a 3D-printed vaccine patch that delivers a stronger immunity response than a standard vaccine shot.

The patch, which would be placed on the skin like a Band-Aid, is covered in microneedles that deliver vaccines directly into the skin.

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