Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016 southern hemisphere influenza season

24 September 2015

It is recommended that trivalent vaccines for use in the 2016 influenza season (southern 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.

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