Influenza vaccines: Unmet needs and recent developments

Ji Yun Noh, Woo Joo Kim

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Influenza is a worldwide public health concern. Since the introduction of trivalent influenza vaccine in 1978, vaccination has been the primary means of prevention and control of influenza. Current influenza vaccines have moderate efficacy, good safety, and acceptable tolerability; however, they have unsatisfactory efficacy in older adults, are dependent on egg supply for production, and are time-consuming to manufacture. This review outlines the unmet medical needs of current influenza vaccines. Recent developments in influenza vaccines are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-386
Number of pages12
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Human
  • Influenza
  • Influenza vaccines
  • Pandemics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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