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Health Professionals

The influenza vaccine for New Zealand for 2016 is expected to protect against most of the strains currently circulating.

The composition of the influenza vaccine has been updated for 2016 and will offer protection against the following strains:

  • A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus

  • A/HongKong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus

  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like vrus

The A/HongKong and B/Brisbane are new strains for 2016


Quadrivalent vaccines contain the viruses listed above, plus the additional B virus:

  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus


For influenza information for Health Professionals, please visit the Ministry of Health website

The National Influenza Strategy Group website also has information for health professionals.

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