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Flu Vaccines

Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2020 – 2021 northern hemisphere influenza season

Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2020 – 2021 northern hemisphere influenza season
28 February 2020
It is recommended that quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2020 – 2021 northern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:

Egg-based Vaccines

an A/Guangdong-Maonan/SWL1536/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus;
a B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and
a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.
Cell- or recombinant-based Vaccines

an A/Hawaii/70/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A/Hong Kong/45/2019 (H3N2)-like virus;
a B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and
a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.
It is recommended that trivalent influenza vaccines for use in the 2020 – 2021 northern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:

Egg-based Vaccines

an A/Guangdong-Maonan/SWL1536/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus; and
a B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus.
Cell- or recombinant-based Vaccines

an A/Hawaii/70/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A/Hong Kong/45/2019 (H3N2)-like virus; and
a B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus.