Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016 southern hemisphere influenza season – September 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) convenes technical consultations1 in February and September each year to recommend viruses for inclusion in influenza vaccines2 for the influenza season in northern and southern hemispheres, respectively. This recommendation relates to the influenza vaccines for the forthcoming 2016 southern hemisphere influenza season. A recommendation will be made in February 2016 relating to vaccines that will be used for the 2016-2017 northern hemisphere influenza season. For countries in equatorial regions, epidemiological considerations influence which recommendation (February or September) individual national and regional authorities consider appropriate…..