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Improving influenza vaccine effectiveness - Cell based vaccine (ON-DEMAND: 25mins)

Presentation Description

Influenza remains the most serious vaccine preventable disease we encounter with high morbidity and mortality, especially at the extremes of age. Current unadjuvanted vaccines in use in Australia vary in their effectiveness each year for several reasons. One of these is the changes which can occur when the vaccine strain is inoculated into eggs. This 'egg adaptation' can lead to a mismatch between the vaccine and the circulating virus even when the original vaccine strain was well matched. Formulating influenza vaccine in cell lines instead of eggs removes this risk and improves vaccine effectiveness. A cell-based influenza vaccine is now licensed in Australia.

This educational session is sponsored by Seqirus. The educational content has been determined independently and does not necessarily represent the views of Seqirus.

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