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    8 March, 2017

The WHO Consultation on the Composition of Influenza Vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere 2017-2018 was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 27 February - 2 March 2017. Following the Consultation, WHO made the following recommendation:

It is recommended that trivalent vaccines for use in the 2017-2018 influenza season (northern hemisphere winter) contain the following:
  •   an A/Michigan/45/2015 (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.

See full details of the WHO recommendation
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