Alexander Ginzburg, director of the Gamaliya Center for Epidemiological and Microbiological Research, said that the center’s scientists had invented a vaccine against various strains of influenza.
And Ginzburg points out in an interview with the Russian TASS news agency that the vaccine is also against swine flu (H1N1) and may be effective against avian flu (H5N1).
According to him, every 3-4 years a person is supposed to be revaccinated with this new vaccine.
He says: “We are currently working in this area and the vaccine will work against the H1N1 variant and against many other influenza variants, and even against H5N1 avian influenza. We hope that a person will not need to be vaccinated with this vaccine, except every 3-4 years.”
And he adds that now the second phase of vaccine testing is underway, “and the specialists had the idea to produce antibodies in the “leg” of the flu, where the common part of all influenza viruses is located, which practically does not change in all strains.”