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2022 Mar 16

Lancet Infect Dis

Efficacy and safety of a universal influenza A vaccine (MVA-NP+M1) in adults when given after seasonal quadrivalent influenza vaccine immunisation (FLU009): a phase 2b, randomised, double-blind trial.


Evans TG, Bussey L, Eagling-Vose E, Rutkowski K, Ellis C, Argent C, Griffin P, Kim J, Thackwray S, Shakib S, Doughty J, Gillies J, Wu J, Druce J, Pryor M, Gilbert S
Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 Mar 16.
PMID: 35305317.


In animal, epidemiological, and human challenge studies, a pre-existing T-cell response to internal proteins of influenza A has been associated with improved virological and disease outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess whether inducing additional responses to conserved CD4 and CD8 T-cell antigens provides added benefit to standard influenza vaccination.