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FDA Oks Egg and Virus-Free Vaccine


Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY

New flu vaccine: The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of flu vaccine that doesn't rely on growing whole flu viruses in chicken eggs, making it faster to produce than traditional vaccines and more acceptable for people with egg allergies. Flublok is made by injecting flu genes into an insect virus and growing it in caterpillar cells. Another egg-free vaccine Flucelvax was approved by FDA in November. Both are for adults. (NBC News)

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