WHO meeting on composition of influenza vaccines for 2019–2020 northern hemisphere influenza season

18–20 February 2019, Beijing, China

The WHO advisory group of experts will hold its consultation meeting in Beijing, China, on 18–20 February 2019 to prepare its recommendations on the composition of the influenza vaccines for use in the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere influenza season.

The consultation meeting will be followed on the morning of 21 February by an information meeting for representatives and individuals from vaccine regulatory agencies, influenza vaccine manufacturers, members of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), and other interested institutions.

Further information on the consultation and registration is available on the WHO website.

Background

Twice annually, WHO organizes consultations with an advisory group of experts to analyse influenza virus surveillance data generated by the GISRS, and issue recommendations on the composition of the influenza vaccines for the following influenza season. These recommendations are used by the national vaccine regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical companies to develop, produce and license influenza vaccines.