African-American seniors less likely to get flu jab; Taliban blocking polio vaccinations;

> Skepticism and a lack of medical insurance means African-American seniors are 30% less likely to get flu shots than white seniors. Item

> A vaccine patch applied behind the ear could protect children from aural infections. Release

> Researchers at Yale have borrowed from bacteria to boost immune responses. News

> Prokarium has received a $600,000 grant to develop its oral vaccine delivery technology. Release

> The Taliban has reportedly stopped a polio immunization program in Afghanistan. But across the border in Pakistan, Unicef is working with religious leaders to increase vaccinations. News I More