Medical researchers at Stanford are engaging in research regarding the efficiency of the flu vaccine. Many pharmaceutical companies are estimating that most patients will need a minimum of two flu shots to full protect themselves against the swine flu this season. However, Stanford scientist are leaning towards the presumption that patients will only need one shot accompanied by a booster shot which will improve the shot effectiveness.
This means big things for doctors offices; not only does it mean that doctor offices will be spending less money of the flu vaccines, but they will also require less personnel on duty to administer these shots.
Even though this research states that a booster shot will be effective enough in administering the vaccine, Stanford researchers feel as though this plan will not be well though out or tested enough until next year.