BLUF

The vaccine currently in development is designed to activate the immune system and provide protection against potentially harmful infections acquired in hospital settings.

Summary

KEY POINTS:
  1. 90,000+ Americans die yearly from healthcare-associated infections.
  2. No vaccines for antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" exist.
  3. New vaccine activates the immune system upon hospital admission.
  4. Consists of three ingredients, two approved already.
  5. Next step: clinical trials with healthy volunteers

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