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Vaccines Against Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza and the Implications of Changes in Substrates for Virus Production

This article, published in Clincial Infectious Diseases, examines the challenges of producing influenza vaccines. Influenza virus changes contantly, which means vaccines must change to keep up—a complex collaboration between surveillance laboratories, regulatory agencies, and industry. The authors outline the perceived advantages and disadvantages to using a cell-based production process and conclude that that changing the virus growth substrate from chicken eggs to cells could have a profound effect on the influenza vaccine development process.

Author: Plotkin S, Minor PD

Published: 2010

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Citation: Plotkin S, Minor PD. Vaccines Against Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza and the Implications of Changes in Substrates for Virus Production. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2010;50(4):560-565.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Influenza

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance, Disease/vaccine specific information, Vaccine stabilization and formulation

Regions: Global