HOW DO CROSS-REACTIVE MEMORY B CELLS AFFECT INFLUENZA VACCINE TITERS?

Grant number: 1103367 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021

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Abstract

Influenza vaccines are updated frequently to protect against the highly variable influenza virus. Despite careful selection of vaccine viruses, most influenza vaccines provide only modest protection and protection is poor some years. In turn, the response to vaccination varies between individuals. This probably reflects complex and variable histories of influenza infection and vaccination. The project investigates how past influenza exposure influences vaccine responses and effectiveness.