Influenza

Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season

29 September 2016

It is recommended that trivalent vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:

  • an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus; and
  • 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 2017 influenza season

Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09

Influenza A(H3N2)

Influenza B Yamagata Lineage

Influenza B Victoria Lineage