ATHENS, Ga. — Researchers at the University of Georgia tell Channel 2 Action News they are getting closer to human trials for a universal flu vaccine.
Unlike current flu shots, which target specific flu strains, a universal vaccine would protect people from all strains.
"What we want to do is come up with a method where we can have lots of different strains included in the vaccine," said UGA infectious disease specialist Dr. Ted Ross.
Ross and his team have been working on a universal vaccine for about a decade. They've had successful trials in mice and ferrets.
Monday, he confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that they're in the process of selecting candidates for human trials, which could begin in 2019.
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