Another vaccine for a non-fatal condition

Another vaccine for a non-fatal condition

I’ve been posting recently about the trend toward vaccines for non-fatal conditions. See here and here. Now it looks like there’s another one on the horizon, this time for hay fever. From MedPage Today:

An investigational hay fever vaccine it appears to ease the symptoms of ragweed allergy for up to two years after a course of only six injections… In a small, prospective randomized study, the vaccine reduced hay fever symptoms by about 60% compared with placebo, reported Peter Creticos, M.D., of Johns Hopkins, and colleagues, in the Oct. 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The effect lasted through two allergy seasons.

October 5, 2006

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