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Recommended #composition of #influenza virus #vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season (@WHO, Sept. 30 ‘16)

 

Title: Recommended #composition of #influenza virus #vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season.

Subject: Seasonal Influenza, vaccine composition for 2017 Southern hemisphere winter season.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), full page: (LINK).

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Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season

29 September 2016

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It is recommended that trivalent vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:

  • an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus; and
  • a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.

It is recommended that quadrivalent vaccines containing two influenza B viruses contain the above three viruses and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus.

 

For more information

Candidate vaccine viruses and potency testing reagents for development and production of vaccines for use in the southern hemisphere 2017 influenza season

 

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Keywords: WHO; Worldwide; Seasonal Influenza, Updates; Vaccines.

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