Recommendations for Influenza Vaccine Composition

Northern hemisphere: 2002-2003

It is recommended that vaccines to be used in the 2002-2003 season (Northern Hemisphere winter) contain the following:

  • an A/New Caledonia/20/99(H1N1)-like virus
  • an A/Moscow/10/99(H3N2)-like virus* a B/Hong Kong/330/2001-like virus

*The widely used vaccine strain is A/Panama/2007/99.

(from Weekly Epidemiological Record, Vol.77, 8, 2002)