Blue Water Vaccines is a private medical company in Ohio developing a universal flu vaccine and other vaccines against influenza and mosquito-borne diseases. Founded 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States by Joseph Hernandez, Blue Water Vaccines has raised a total of $7M in funding over one round. This was a seed round raised on July 9, 2019. The company is funded by CincyTech and engages in the research and development of a vaccine that has proposed a dual action mechanism, aiming to prevent infection in humans and also to defend the body against the influenza virus circulating during the winter months. Blue Water Vaccines signed an agreement with Ology Bioservices in 2019 to manufacture a novel universal influenza vaccine based on technology licensed from the University of Oxford.