When we think of vaccines, we often immediately think about needles. Shots. Pain. But what if one day, we could administer life-saving vaccinations without needles?
That day is here.
Needles come with inefficiencies and complications like having to keep vials of vaccines refrigerated, and disposing needles safely.
A recent article on Wired.com shows four needle-free vaccines that are currently being used. Some of these methods are already being used to help save the estimated 1.5 children under 5 years old who die annually from vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Image from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative