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Speeding up production go the flu vaccine

Traditional egg-based vaccine production is more than 70 years old, takes around six months and uses millions of chicken eggs. Alternative production processes have been developed that aim to speed up manufacturing time and scale-up, as well as improve vaccine efficacy. Importantly, these processes do not rely on eggs, which could be in scarce supply if a bird flu pandemic hits.

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