Gallery: Painless, Dissolvable Patch Delivers Vaccines Without the Jab


Needlephobes, cower no more! Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a vaccine-delivery patch that dissolves painlessly into your skin — no muss, no fuss, and no hypodermic needles or sharps to dispose of. You don’t even need medical personnel to inoculate someone. Slapping on the patch is virtually idiot-proof, allowing self-administration of vaccines during a pandemic or large-scale, walk-through immunization programs in developing nations.

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