In this episode, Ayesha talked about the FDA’s acceptance of AstraZeneca’s supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for a self-administered option of its nasal influenza vaccine FluMist Quadrivalent. While FluMist has been in the market since 2003, AstraZeneca is now seeking FDA authorization for a self-administered option of the vaccine. By offering a more accessible and flexible self-administered option, the company and experts in the field hope it will help increase uptake of the flu vaccine, especially as flu vaccinations have been on the decline in recent years.
Ayesha and the editorial team also talked about a new ad from GSK Canada that features Wayne Gretzky, as well as a younger, AI-generated Gretzky, raising awareness about RSV vaccination among older adults. The ad features young Gretzky reminding his older self to get his RSV vaccine as older adults are at a greater risk of developing complications from RSV infection. Hear more about the ad featuring the Canadian hockey icon.
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