Protein Sciences develops new flu vaccine


EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– This flu season has proven to be especially tough, and there’s been concern this year’s flu shot hasn’t been as effective.

Wednesday there was a free flu shot clinic in East Haven at the local library, where a new type of flu shot called Flublok was being offered. It was developed by a Connecticut-based company and is different from the traditional flu shot.

“Protein Sciences has worked 17 years on Flublok,” said . “Flublok is the only vaccine made without growing influenza viruses.”

The Flublok vaccine is also made without eggs, preservatives, antibiotics, and latex.

If you’re interested in getting a free Flublok shot, Protein Sciences is working with Hunter Ambulance to bring the flu shot to you. For more information, click here.

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