Recommendations for Influenza Vaccine Composition
Southern hemisphere: 2004
It is recommended that vaccines to be used in the 2004 season (southern hemisphere winter) contain the following:
- an A/New Caledonia/20/99(H1N1) -like virus
- an A/Fujian/411/2002(H3N2) - like virus*
- a B/Hong Kong/330/2001-like virus**
* A/Kumamoto/102/2002 and A/Wyoming/3/2003 are egg-grown A/Fujian/411/2002-like viruses.
**Currently used vaccine viruses include B/Shandong/7/97, B/Hong Kong/330/2001, B/Hong Kong/1434/2002. B/Brisbane/32/2002 is also available as a vaccine virus.
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