Influenza

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

Candidate vaccine viruses and potency testing reagents for development and production of vaccines for use in the northern hemisphere 2016-2017 influenza season