The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) has made its recommendations for the composition of influenza vaccine for Australia in 2017 which has now been TGA approved.
The trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) to contain:
A (H1N1): an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09 like virus
A (H3N2): an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) like virus
B: a B/Brisbane/60/2008 like virus
The quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) to contain the TIV components listed above, and the additional B strain:
B: a B/Phuket/3073/2013 like virus.
The AIVC recommendation introduces a new A (H1N1) pdm09 like virus strain when compared to the composition of the TIV and QIV in 2016.
To assist your facility to implement your staff vaccination program, Bug Control Infection Control Advisory Service can offer Influenza vaccination for your staff on site at your facility.
Removing the usual barriers to vaccination we will;
Arrange the clinics
Provide a Registered Nurse Immuniser and vaccine delivered to your door
Maintain all necessary documentation
Distribute support material to assist you to raise awareness amongst your staff of the need for Influenza vaccination