Influenza Vaccine: A Product for the Future
Influenza epidemic in Russia has come to an end. But virologists have no right to relax. The work has already begun on development of a new influenza vaccine for the next season.
“We received the recommended vaccine strain of a new seasonal influenza virus from the World Health Organization”, says Veronika Skvortsova, Head of the Russian Ministry of Health at the V Russian National Forum of Students of Medical and Pharmaceutical Universities in Russia.
The new vaccine will consist of influenza A virus strains (“swine flu” H1N1 and H3N2 strain – the dominating seasonal flu) and an influenza B virus strain.