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mRNA Flu Vaccine Trials Aim for Higher Efficacy Rates

The flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. The flu can come on suddenly. Early symptoms can include fatigue, body aches and chills, cough, sore throat, and fever. For most people, influenza resolves on its own, but sometimes, the flu, and its complications, can be deadly.

“In the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, there was technology that was waiting to be used called mRNA technology. So now Pfizer and Moderna have put that technology towards flu vaccines that allows for a shorter guessing time, it allows it to be more accurate.” Dr. Rickner said.

Interested patients may call 405-927-4782 or sign up online today to see if they qualify for a clinical research study. Participants may be compensated for their time and travel.