Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC)
9 October 2012
AIVC recommendations for the composition of influenza vaccine for Australia in 2013
The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) met at TGA, Canberra, on 3 October 2012, to select influenza viruses for the composition of the influenza vaccines for 2013. During this meeting, the expert committee reviewed and evaluated the surveillance data related to epidemiology, antigenic and genetic characteristics of recent influenza isolates circulating in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, serological responses to 2011-2012 vaccines, and the availability of candidate vaccines viruses and reagents.
The committee recommended that the TGA should adopt the September WHO recommendations; the trivalent influenza vaccine components for the Australian 2013 influenza season should contain the following.
- A (H1N1): an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) - like virus, 15 µg HA per dose
- A (H3N2): an A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2) - like virus, 15 µg HA per dose
- B: a B/Wisconsin/1/2010 - like virus, 15 µg HA per dose
The TGA has accepted the recommendations of the AIVC.
The TGA considers the following viruses or reassortants are suitable vaccine strains:
- those as listed on the WHO Influenza vaccine web pages: Influenza vaccine viruses and reagents for for H1N1, H3N2 and B-Yamagata/16/88 lineage viruses
If other candidate vaccine viruses or reagents become available their suitability for use should be discussed with the TGA by emailing email@example.com.
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