What will the 2018 Southern Hemisphere Flu Vaccine include?

Canberra. October 11, 2017

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) congregated at the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the purpose of recommending influenza viruses to be used in the composition of the 2018 flu vaccine. The meeting involved review and evaluation of:

  • data associated to epidemiology
  • Australia and Southern Hemisphere influenza isolates recently circulating, as to its antigenic and genetic characteristics
  • 2016-17 vaccines’ serological responses
  • candidate vaccine viruses and reagents availability
  • The expert committee recommended that ...
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8 Myths About the Flu and the Flu Vaccine

Think about the time when you were terribly, terribly sick. You didn’t want to get up for anything except to pee (just), all the while wishing it will go away.

Flu or influenza is exactly like that. I tell you, you’ll have to spend days recovering apart from the “ill” effects that follow.

The fever, headaches, aching muscles, coughs and sniffles made you say things that were normally reserved for traffic jams, or your ex.

Suffice to say, it’s not ...

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