VAX-ID® can be used for prophylactic intradermal vaccination.
Prophylactic vaccines are used to prevent diseases: examples include vaccination against polio, rabies, human papilloma virus (HPV), influenza (flu), and hepatitis B. The dermis is an attractive site for injection and especially vaccination as the dermis is highly vascularized and contains numerous immune cells, including a high number of dendritic cells.
Intradermal vaccination has three big advantages over intramuscular or subcutaneous vaccination: (1) an improved immune response to vaccine antigens; (2) potential reduction of antigen-dose, and (3) decreased anxiety and pain. Especially in elderly people improved immune responses have been described after intradermal flu vaccination.