Methods: To estimate the potential cross-protective activity of mono- and trivalent live attenuated vaccines based on B/Victoria or B/Yamagata genetic lineage virus against a heterological challenge. Ferrets were given one dose of vaccine and then challenged with influenza B virus and monitored for clinical signs associated with influenza infection. Samples of the ferrets’ airways were tested for the presence of challenge virus.
Results: Mono- and trivalent live attenuated influenza vaccines were shown to be safe and cross-protective against genetically different influenza B viruses based on virological and histological data and clinical signs. A lower titer of heterologous challenge virus in the airways of vaccinated ferrets compared to mock-vaccinated animals inoculated with challenge virus was detected. Interestingly, B/Victoria-based vaccines were more cross-protective compared with B/Yamagata-based vaccines.
Conclusion: In the case of mismatches of B component of the trivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine and lineage of the circulating influenza B viruses, one of the options could be using trivalent preparation containing a B/Victoria lineage component.
|Journal||Vaccine Research (VacRes)|
|State||Published - 11 Apr 2020|
- influenza B virus
- live attenuated influenza vaccine
- cross-protective activity