A new method for administering the measles vaccine has been developed. The method utilizes microneedles on a patch that dissolve into the skin and release the vaccine. Developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the measles patch is designed to make it easier for vaccines to be carried out by workers with less training. It requires less storage, and makes distribution and disposal easier and safer. Because the microneedles dissolve in the skin, the risk of accidental needlesticks is virtually eliminated. The cost of the measles patch is expected to be comparable to the needle and syringe vaccine which is currently in use.