Iowa researchers team up to create universal flu vaccine

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - University of Iowa researchers are teaming up with Iowa State University to come up with a new universal flu vaccine.

One of the researchers told TV-9 the vaccine won't even require a shot because it will inhaled.

"We're getting really good protection with the virus as well as other strains of the virus that have not been vaccinated against," said Dr. Kevin Legge.

Its effects would last about three to five years. Researchers want it to cover both seasonal and pandemic flus. Legge said it will take at least five years before the new vaccine would be ready for the public but it depends how the safety studies go to be sure.