Vaccines, Blood & Biologics
Influenza Virus Vaccine for the 2001-2002 Season
2001/2002 Season Lot Release Status (as of December 18, 2001)
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|
(Connaught Laboratories, Inc.)
Swiftwater, PA 18370-0187
Evans Vaccines Limited
585 Science Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Wyeth Laboratories, Inc.
Wasp and Biddle Streets
P.O. Box 354
Marietta, PA 17547-0354
The trivalent influenza vaccine prepared for the 2001-2002 season will include A/Moscow/10/99-like (H3N2), A/New Caledonia/20/99-like (H1N1), and B/Sichuan/379/99-like antigens. For the A/Moscow/10/99-like (H3N2) antigen, U.S. manufacturers will use the antigenically equivalent A/Panama/2007/99 (H3N2) virus. For the B/Sichuan/379/99-like antigen, they will use one of the antigenically equivalent viruses B/Johannesburg/05/99, B/Victoria/504/2000, or B/Guangdong/120/2000. These viruses will be used in manufacturing because of their growth properties and because they are representative of currently circulating influenza A (H3N2) and B viruses.