FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICS EVALUATION AND RESEARCH

 

VACCINES AND RELATED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(VRBPAC)

 

Committee Discussion Question

February 16, 2005

 

 

Open Session Day 1

 

  1. What strains should be recommended for the antigenic composition of the 2005- 2006 influenza virus vaccine based on:

1)     the epidemiology and antigenic characteristics of influenza virus strains

circulating in human populations,

2)     the serologic responses to circulating influenza viruses of persons

immunized with current influenza virus vaccines, and

3)     the availability of suitable vaccine candidate strains?