Recommendations for Influenza Vaccine Composition

Southern hemisphere: 2005

It is recommended that vaccines to be used in the 2005 season (southern hemisphere winter) contain the following:

  • an A/New Caledonia/20/99(H1N1)-like virus;
  • an A/Wellington/1/2004(H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Shanghai/361/2002-like virusa

a: Currently used vaccine viruses include B/Shanghai/361/2002, B/Jilin/20/2003 and B/Jiangsu/10/2003

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