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Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

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Influenza Virus Vaccine for the 2007-2008 Season

2007/2008 Season Lot Release Status (as of December 5, 2007)
Flu vaccine lots that have been released by FDA and are available for distribution by the manufacturers.

For information on flu vaccine distribution schedules, please contact the manufacturers directly.

Manufacturer Total Number of Lots Released by FDA
Afluria
CSL Limited
Parkville
Victoria, Australia
License 1764
12
Fluarix
GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Rue de l'Institut 89
B1330 Rixensart Belgium
License 1617
26
Flulaval
ID Biomedical Corporation of Quebec
525 Cartier Blvd, West
Laval, Quebec 87V 3S8 Canada
License 1739
63
Fluvirin
Novartis Vaccine
Gaskill Road, Speke
Liverpool L24 9GR
United Kingdom
License 1750
67
Fluzone
Sanofi Pasteur Inc
Discovery Drive
Swiftwater, PA 18370
License 1725
85
FluMist
MedImmune
297 North Bernardo Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043
License 1652
30

FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) met in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on February 28, 2007, to select the influenza virus strains for the composition of the influenza vaccine for use in the 2007-2008 U.S. influenza season. During this meeting, the advisory panel reviewed and evaluated the surveillance data related to epidemiology and antigenic characteristics, serological responses to 2006/2007 vaccines, and the availability of candidate strains and reagents.

The panel recommended that vaccines to be used in the 2007-2008 influenza season in the U.S. contain the following:

  • an A/Solomon Islands/3/2006 (H1N1)-like virus;
  • an A/Wisconsin/67/2005 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Malaysia/2506/2004-like virus

The influenza vaccine composition to be used in the 2007-2008 influenza season in the U.S. is identical to that recommended by the World Health Organization on February 14, 2007.

 

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