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Influenza Virus Vaccine For 2010-2011 Season

FDA has released vaccines for 2010-2011 season. Here are the preparations and advisory from FDA on strains to be included.

FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) recommended that vaccines to be used in the 2010-2011 influenza season in the U.S. contain the following:

* an A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus; **
* an A/Perth /16/2009 (H3N2)-like virus; ***
* a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.****

The influenza vaccine composition to be used in the 2010-2011 influenza season in the U.S. is identical to that recommended by the World Health Organization on February 18, 2010, for the Northern Hemisphere’s 2010-2011 influenza season.

*Done for the season.

**A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus is the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus.  A monovalent vaccine containing this strain was made available to the United States in the fall of 2009.

***A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2)-like virus is a change from the 2009-2010 influenza vaccine formulation.

****and B/Brisbane /60/2008-like virus is a current vaccine virus.

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