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First four-strain flu vaccine approved

- Beijing: Xinhua

China’s drug regulator has approved the country’s first vaccine that can protect people from four influenza virus strains.

The four-strain vaccine adds protection against the Yamagata lineage of Influenza B, which was the main virus strain during the last flu season, according to the National Drug Administra­tion of China. The vaccine may be used on adults and children aged three years and above. H1N1 and H3N2 of Influenza A, and Victoria and Yamagata lineages of Influenza B are the common strains of human flu viruses. Until now, China had only three-strain vaccines on the market.

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