Influenza epidemiology updates and new vaccine developments 

PLENARY SESSION 4 – Assure: Flu is not Forgotten 



10 November 2023 

10:00 – 10:45H 



Pham Quang Thai 

National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology 



Influenza, a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a viral pathogen, triggers global pandemics with millions of fatalities and significant economic and societal consequences. Changes in travel patterns and global trade have made influenza epidemiology unpredictable. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2019-2030 Global Influenza Strategy aims to enhance global tools, including vaccines and treatments, fortify national capabilities, and promote public trust. Vaccination is central to prevention, with strategies focusing on Seasonal Variation, Vaccine Types, Antigen Selection, Universal Influenza Vaccine, Adjuvants, Pandemic Preparedness, and Global Collaboration. Innovative technologies learned from COVID-19 will be pivotal in future influenza combat. 


Keywords: influenza, influenza prevention strategy, new influenza vaccine development