Accession Number:

AD1034208

Title:

Recommendations on Southern Hemisphere Influenza for U.S. Forces

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE HEALTH BOARD FALLS CHURCH VA FALLS CHURCH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-10-04

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

At the request of The Joint Staff, the Defense Health Board has addressed concerns regarding the lack of Southern Hemisphere Influenza vaccines for United States service members stationed or deployed in the Southern Hemisphere. Specifically, the Joint Staff Surgeon asked the Board to research and make recommendations regarding the following questions. a Are the common circulating influenza viruses different enough to annually warrant separate Northern and Southern hemispheric vaccines b Is there insufficient cross-reactivity between the two vaccines to annually warrant DOD procurement of the two separate hemispheric influenza vaccines c Is it practical for DOD to annually procure a FDA-licensed Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccine d What are the consequences of not procuring a FDA-licensed Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccine

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE