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Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new way of getting the flu vaccine.

NBC News reports researchers have created a flu patch that people can give themselves.

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"Our dream is that each year there would be flu vaccine patches available in stores or sent by mail for people to self-administer," said Mark Prausnitz, a professor of biomolecular engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, told NBC News.

The patch is covered in 50 tiny needles that barely penetrate the skin.

NBC News reports that researchers are working with a company to start tests with a real flu vaccine early next year.

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