Composition of Australian influenza vaccine for the 2013 season

This page contains information on the recommended influenza vaccine for the Southern Hemisphere winter 2013.

Page last updated: 22 November 2012

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) met on 3October2012, and agreed to adopt the September World Health Organization recommendations.

The committee decided that the influenza vaccine components for the 2013 season should contain the following:

A (H1N1): an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) - like virus, 15 g HA per dose

A (H3N2): an A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2) - like virus, 15 g HA per dose

B: a B/Wisconsin/1/2010 - like virus, 15 g HA per dose

For further information please see the Therapeutic Goods Administration web site.

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