Flu vaccines for 2016/17 season

Flu vaccine listings in MIMS have been updated to reflect EMA/WHO recommendations for the 2016/17 season.

Immunisation should be postponed if the patient has a febrile illness or acute infection. | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Immunisation should be postponed if the patient has a febrile illness or acute infection. | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

The trivalent vaccines (Agrippal, Enzira, Imuvac, Influvac, Inactivated Influenza Vaccine BP [Sanofi Pasteur MSD] and Intanza) now contain the following virus strains:

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Vaccine Update June 2016
MIMS Respiratory Clinic

  • A/California/7/2009 as the H1N1-like component (as last season)
  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 as the H3N2-like component
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008 as the influenza B component.

The tetravalent vaccines Fluarix Tetra and Fluenz Tetra contain the additional influenza B strain B/Phuket/3073/2013.

Fluenz Tetra, an intranasal spray, continues to be indicated in the routine childhood flu vaccination programme, which has been extended this year to include all children aged 2 to 8 years and those in school years 1 to 3.

The egg-free vaccine Optaflu is no longer available.

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