Researchers Discover a Potential Key to Make Influenza Vaccines More Effective

April 17, 2018

Researchers have uncovered a key to current influenza vaccines ineffectiveness, according to a study published in the journal Cell April 5.

The study, “Influenza Infection in Humans Induces Broadly Cross-Reactive and Protective Neuraminidase-Reactive Antibodies,” found that flu vaccines that target certain antibodies can offer more protection.

Key findings of the study include:


“These findings strongly suggest that influenza vaccines should be optimized to improve targeting of NA for durable and broad protection against divergent influenza strains,” according to the study’s authors.

View the study.