Vaccines, Blood & Biologics
Influenza Virus Vaccine for the 2004-2005 Season
2004/2005 Season Lot Release Status (as of December 15, 2004)
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||Trade Name||Total Number of Lots Released by FDA|
(Connaught Laboratories, Inc.)
Swiftwater, PA 18370-0187
|MedImmune Vaccines, Inc.
297 North Bernardo Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
The trivalent influenza vaccine prepared for the 2004-2005 season will include A/New Caledonia/20/99 (H1N1); A/Wyoming/03/2003 (H3N2), which is an A/Fujian/411/2002-like virus; and B/Shanghai/361/2002-like virus. (The actual influenza B virus being used in vaccines is either B/Jiangsu/10/2003 or B/Jilin/20/2003.) Vaccines produced for the 2003-2004 season are now past their expiration dates. It is recommended that vaccine not be used beyond the labeled expiration date.