The TWiV team takes on an experimental plant-based poliovirus vaccine, contradictory findings on the efficacy of Flumist, waning protection conferred by Zostavax, and a new adjuvanted subunit zoster vaccine.
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Alan Dove
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