FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine

Posted: Updated:
Flu vaccines don't normally come to mind in the middle of June, but recently the FDA released some good news for those who are planning on getting vaccinated come next flu season.

Doctors say in the past it would take companies up to six months to get a flu vaccine out on the market. During that time, the virus had a chance to mutate, so by the time many people got their shot it no longer prevented that particular strain of flu. The good news is the FDA has approved a brand new U.S. site to make a cell-based flu vaccine. The vaccine is called Flucelvax, and it can now get on the market in weeks instead of months.

"A new technology has been developed using dog cells. We actually use those cells grown in prolific numbers to nurture the influenza vaccine-the components of the influenza," says Dr. Kent Martin of Sanford Health.



  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Officer Involved Shooting in Minot

    Officer Involved Shooting in Minot

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:44:53 GMT
    Two people were shot by Minot Police early this morning after an encounter at Tires Only Inc. 
    Two people were shot by Minot Police early this morning after an encounter at Tires Only Inc. 
  • Facebook Users Respond to App Changes

    Facebook Users Respond to App Changes

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:51:59 GMT

    A few months ago, Facebook created a new change to the mobile app, causing a stir among users. Users can't message or chat with friends through the app anymore. Instead, users are urged to download a separate app called Messenger. 

    A few months ago, Facebook created a new change to the mobile app, causing a stir among users. Users can't message or chat with friends through the app anymore. Instead, users are urged to download a separate app called Messenger. 

  • Raising Money through the Buffalo Berry

    Raising Money through the Buffalo Berry

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:50:23 GMT
    In order to raise some awareness about the Buffalo Berry, Bravehearts for Kids, a non-profit pediatric cancer charity hosted a kickoff for the Buffalo Berry festival Saturday at Sertoma Park. 
    In order to raise some awareness about the Buffalo Berry, Bravehearts for Kids, a non-profit pediatric cancer charity hosted a kickoff for the Buffalo Berry festival Saturday at Sertoma Park. 
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.