The swine flu scare in the U.S. is, unlike some technology, something that won’t become obsolete in the new year. In fact, drug manufacturers are working harder than ever to meet the incredible demand for the influenza vaccine. So before you go get poked with a needle carrying a dose of the influenza antigens, maybe you’d like to see how the vaccine is made. Did you know it involved lots of chicken eggs? Right now, incubating swine flu in perfectly good eggs is the only cost-effective way we know to make mass quantities of the vaccine. Get the details in this video from TIME.
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