In Evita Clinic, we will start the autumn flu vaccine in 2015 with a new vaccine.
Injectable quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV)
– offering broad protection against two B strains, as well as two A strains.
Rationale for a Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIV)
For more than a decade, almost all seasonal infin humans has been caused by strains of:
- two influenza A subtypes: H1N1 and H3N2
- two influenza B lineages: Yamagata and Victoria
The genetic makeup of the circulating viruses changes every year which means that the flu vaccines have to be modified every year to provide the required protection. Each of the two B lineages, Victoria and Yamagata, are genetically distinct and produce a different immune response in the body.
Type A and B influenza affect all age groups and are similar in clinical presentation and severity.
Fluarix Tetra has an price of 40,000 Won (excl. VAT) per dose.