What is in your ‘flu vaccination?

According to ‘OnMedica, Drugs & Therapeutics Update 28 March 2014’, The European Medicines Agency has issued the European Union recommendations for the influenza virus strains that should be included in vaccines for the prevention of seasonal influenza next winter. Trivalent vaccines for the 2014/2015 season should contain: an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; an A/Texas/50/2012 (H3N2)-like virus; and a B/Massachusetts/2/2012-like virus. Quadrivalent vaccines containing two influenza-B viruses should also include a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and NHS England have jointly issued two patient safety alerts and supporting guidance to help simplify reporting and help healthcare providers increase incident reporting involving medication errors and medical devices. This work is the result of extensive stakeholder engagement and aims to increase the quantity and quality of adverse incident reports to both organisations. http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/CON395245

About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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