What’s new for the 2017-2018 flu season?
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What’s new for the 2017-2018 flu season?
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    October 30, 2017

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    For the 2017-2018 flu season: • Only injectable flu shots are recommended for use again this season. • The H1N1 component of 2017-2018 flu vaccines was updated. • There is a quadrivalent recombinant influenza vaccine that is new for the 2017-2018 flu season. (Last season, only trivalent recombinant influenza vaccine was available.) • For the first time, a cell-grown H3N2 vaccine reference virus was used to produce the H3N2 component of the cell-based vaccine, Flucelvax. (The remaining Flucelvax vaccine components were manufactured using egg- grown reference viruses.) CS HCVG-15-FLU-107 10/30/2017 whats-new-2017-2018-factsheet.pdf
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