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Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016-2017 northern hemisphere influenza season

Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016-2017 northern hemisphere influenza season

25 February 2016
It is recommended that trivalent vaccines for use in the 2016-2017 influenza season (northern hemisphere winter) contain the following:

an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus;
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
Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016-2017 northern hemisphere influenza season – full report
pdf, 140kb
Questions and answers – Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines
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Candidate vaccine viruses and potency testing reagents for development and production of vaccines for use in the northern hemisphere 2016-2017 influenza season
Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09
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Influenza A(H3N2)
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Influenza B Yamagata Lineage
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Influenza B Victoria Lineage
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