A vaccine for allergies could reduce symptoms

Amber Dance
LA Times

An immunologist in Canada is working on vaccines that might reduce allergies more quickly and safely than such current therapies as allergy shots. The first vaccines being tested are for ragweed and cat allergies.

Allergy sufferers may soon be able to face ragweed season and even hyper-shedding cats without so much sniffling and sneezing — that is, if Mark Larché has anything to say about it.

Larché, an immunologist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, is developing vaccines that he hopes will diminish allergies more quickly and safely than current therapies. He calls the vaccines a “next-generation allergy shot.”

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