Nobody likes a prick

We soon may have one less to worry about… the flu shot. A new patch with hundreds of hair-like follicles that inject the flu vaccine directly through your skin has passed safety tests in its first human trials. The patch could revolutionize how flu vaccines are distributed in the future because not only does it offer a painless alternative to shots, it can also be safely stored up to a year without refrigeration. So not only does this drug-device combo eliminate a 1st world owie, but its storage benefits could become a game changer in getting flu vaccines into the developing world. How did this headline make it past the editor? We’ll launch an internal investigation and report back.

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