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 B Yamagata Lineage
Influenza B Victoria Lineage