Pfizer begins study of mRNA flu vaccine By Reuters
(Reuters) -Pfizer Inc said on Monday it had dosed the first patient in a trial testing a flu vaccine based on messenger RNA, the same technology used in the COVID-19 shots made by the U.S. drugmaker and BioNTech.
This early-stage study, which was conducted in the United States will evaluate the vaccine among healthy adults aged 65 to 85.
“The COVID-19 Pandemic gave us the opportunity to exploit the vast scientific opportunities of mRNA. Influenza remains an area where we see a need for vaccines,” said Kathrin Jansen, head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer (NYSE:).
This study will compare the vaccine’s safety to that of another FDA-approved flu vaccine.
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