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Toward a universal flu shot (video)

American Chemical Society


IMAGE: Now that the fall season is fully here, it's time to get your annual flu shot! As fun as flu vaccines can be, what if you could take one flu... view more

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 -- It's time to fend off the flu, and millions are getting their shot to defend against this year's predicted strains. The latest Speaking of Chemistry episode highlights recent research that might make this annual tradition more effective and less frequent. Speaking of Chemistry's Sophia Cai explains the chemistry behind a shot that could keep you from getting the flu for years to come. Check it out here:


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