Update of EU recommendations for 2018/2019 seasonal flu vaccine composition


30 April 2018 - Update to recommendations issued in March 2018.

The EMA has issued an update of the European Union recommendations for the influenza virus strains that vaccine manufacturers should include in vaccines for the prevention of seasonal influenza from autumn 2018.

The recommendations now also contain a decision on suitable strains for live, attenuated vaccines. The list of reagents for vaccine standardisation has also been updated. Details such as the specific virus strains to be included, are available in the updated 2018/2019 recommendations issued by EMA’s Biologics Working Party (BWP) ad-hoc Influenza Working Group.

Read EMA press release

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