Oct 2018

WHO changes 1 strain for egg-based Southern Hemisphere 2019 flu vaccines

CIDRAP reports the World Health Organization flu vaccine advisors met in Atlanta last week to recommend the seasonal influenza strains to include in the Southern Hemisphere’s 2019 vaccine and recommended swapping out the H3N2 component in egg-based vaccines.

The group also reviewed the latest information about zoonotic flu viruses and recommended three new candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness.

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