Recommended composition of the Australian influenza vaccine for the 2015 season

This page contains details of the recommended vaccine for the 2015 Southern Hemisphere influenza season.

Page last updated: 07 November 2014

On 25 September 2014, the World Health Organization recommended that vaccines for the 2015 Southern Hemisphere influenza season contain the following:

A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09 - like virus

A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2) - like virus

B: a B/Phuket/3073/2013 – like virus (Yamagata lineage)

The WHO also recommended that quadrivalent vaccines, which include 2 influenza B viruses, contain the above 3 viruses and a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (Victoria lineage).

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee met on 9 October 2014, and recommended that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) adopt the WHO recommendations.

For further information please see the TGA web site (http://www.tga.gov.au/about/committees-aivc-2015-recommendations.htm) and the WHO web site (http://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/virus/recommendations/consultation201409/en/).

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