A recommendation for the 2018 flu vaccine is finally out. The below information is for the 2018 flu vaccination or influenza season:

2018 Flu vaccine

2018 Flu vaccine recommendation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that Trivalent influenza vaccine for use in 2018 in the Southern Hemisphere influenza or flu season contain the following:

  • an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus; and
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus.

It is recommended that Quadrivalent influenza vaccines containing two influenza B viruses contain the above three viruses and a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.

  • an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus; and
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus.
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus

For further information, please click on the follow link: Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for the use in the 2018 southern hemisphere season

In 2016 The Australian Influenza Committee (AIVC) recommended that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)  should adopt WHO recommendations for the 2017 influenza or flu season.

More to come….

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