Volume 31, Issue 37, Pages 3763-4054 (20 August 2013)
Report on the first WHO integrated meeting on development and clinical trials of influenza vaccines that induce broadly protective and long-lasting immune responses: Hong Kong SAR, China, 24–26 January 2013
Marc P. Girard, John S. Tam, Yuri Pervikov, Jacqueline M. Katz
On January 24–26, 2013, the World Health Organization convened the first integrated meeting on “The development and clinical trials of vaccines that induce broadly protective and long-lasting immune responses” to review the current status of development and clinical evaluation of novel influenza vaccines as well as strategies to produce and deliver vaccines in novel ways. Special attention was given to the development of possible universal influenza vaccines. Other topics that were addressed included an update on clinical trials of pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccines in high-risk groups and vaccine safety, as well as regulatory issue.