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Recombivax HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)) - Summary

 
 



RECOMBIVAX HB SUMMARY

RECOMBIVAX HB Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant) is a non-infectious subunit viral vaccine derived from Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) produced in yeast cells. A portion of the hepatitis B virus gene, coding for HBsAg, is cloned into yeast, and the vaccine for hepatitis B is produced from cultures of this recombinant yeast strain according to methods developed in the Merck Research Laboratories.

RECOMBIVAX HB is indicated for vaccination against infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus. RECOMBIVAX HB Dialysis Formulation is indicated for vaccination of adult predialysis and dialysis patients against infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus.


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Media Articles Related to Recombivax HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine)

Vaccination With Bivalent Oral Cholera Vaccine Gets Mixed Results
Source: Medscape Allergy & Clinical Immunology Headlines [2016.06.20]
The first dose of bivalent oral cholera vaccine generates adequate antibody secreting cell (ASC) responses, whereas the second dose 14 days later generates only a minimal response, researchers report.
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Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Influenza Specialty [2016.06.06]
Title: Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Potential impact of a dengue vaccine in the Yucatán - implications for vaccination strategies
Source: Tropical Diseases News From Medical News Today [2016.05.31]
While no dengue vaccine has yet been approved for general use, several candidates are in clinical development.

Does discrimination contribute to lower rates of flu vaccination in racial/ethnic minorities?
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2016.05.25]
Yearly flu shots are strongly recommended for adults with certain chronic illnesses, but patients of racial/ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive them.

Two-minute video boosts pneumonia vaccinations
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2016.05.16]
Many older adults don't get pneumococcal vaccination. A simple two-minute video about pneumococcal vaccination sent to patients before a primary care visit tripled the likelihood they would get...

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Published Studies Related to Recombivax HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine)

Long-term efficacy of a hepatitis E vaccine. [2015]
long-term efficacy of a hepatitis E vaccine needs to be determined... CONCLUSIONS: Immunization with this hepatitis E vaccine induced antibodies

Safety and immunogenicity of a modified process hepatitis B vaccine in healthy infants. [2011.07]
BACKGROUND: A modified process hepatitis B vaccine (mpHBV) uses higher phosphate content in the manufacturing process relative to the current product, Recombivax-HB. The higher phosphate is thought to improve antigen presentation, and thereby, increase antibody production. The mpHBV was previously shown to be well tolerated and immunogenic in adults. The current study tested a 2-, 4-, 6-month vaccination schedule and a higher dose formulation (10 mug mpHBV) in healthy infants... CONCLUSIONS: All 4 hepatitis B vaccines elicited high anti-HBs SPRs. After dose 3, anti-HBs GMT were highest in the 10 mug mpHBV group, but did not meet the predefined criteria for superiority. All vaccines were well tolerated.

Immunogenicity and safety of an investigational hexavalent diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus-hepatitis B-Haemophilus influenzae B conjugate combined vaccine in healthy 2-, 4-, and 6-month-old Argentinean infants. [2011.06]
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Assessment of a new, fully liquid, investigational hexavalent DTaP-IPV-Hep B-PRP-T vaccine (Hexaxim, Sanofi Pasteur), containing the same active ingredients as Pentaxim (DTaP-IPV//PRT-T) and 10 mug Hansenula polymorpha-derived recombinant hepatitis B (Hep B) surface antigen, Sanofi Pasteur, in Argentinean infants... CONCLUSIONS: The new, fully liquid, investigational DTaP-IPV-Hep B-PRP-T vaccine (Hexaxim) is highly immunogenic and safe when compared with licensed comparators, warranting further development.

Effect of high-flux hemodialysis on delayed hepatitis B virus vaccination response in hemodialysis patients. [2011.05]
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of high-flux (HF) hemodialysis (HD) on delayed protective hepatitis B virus (HBV) antibody seroconversion in HD patients who had no response to the classic third dose of HBV vaccination... CONCLUSION: Hemodialysis patients who do not respond to the classic third dose of HBV vaccination could reobtain a delayed higher protective HBV antibody seroconversion rate by HF HD without other intervention.

Vaccination against hepatitis B among prisoners in Iran: accelerated vs. classic vaccination. [2011.05]
BACKGROUND: Prisoners and injecting drug users are at constant risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and the classic 6-months HBV vaccination might not provide immunization rapidly enough. In this randomized clinical trial we investigated the efficacy of an accelerated vaccination protocol vs. classic schedule among prisoners in Iran... CONCLUSION: Compared to classic HBV vaccination regimen, an accelerated 0, 1, 4 and 8 weeks vaccination schedule can achieve early seroprotection more rapidly, provides clinically sufficient seroprotection with higher compliance in prisoners and can be suggested in situations that rapid immunization against HBV infection is warranted. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Clinical Trials Related to Recombivax HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine)

The Immunogenicity and Safety of 60mcg/30mcg Recombinant Hepatitis B Vaccines in People Who Failed to Respond to Routine Administration of Hepatitis B Vaccines [Completed]
This study is an expanded Phase 2/Phase 3 clinical trial base on the safety data obtained from the phase 1 clinical trial. The purpose of this study is to further evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of 60mcg/30mcg recombinant hepatitis B vaccines in people aged 16 and older who failed to respond to routine administration of 10mcg recombinant hepatitis B vaccines and to explore the optimizing immunizing dose and immune procedure.

Study of Evaluating Safety and Immunogenicity of 10�g/0.5ml Hepatitis B Vaccine [Completed]
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of 10g/0. 5ml and 5g/0. 5ml hepatitis B vaccine made by recombinant deoxyribonudeic acid techniques in saccharomyces cereviside yeast for infants and other age groups.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Predialysis/Dialysis Study (V232-060) [Completed]

Hepatitis B Vaccine Booster Study (V232-058) [Completed]
To assess the safety and immunogenicity of a booster dose of hepatitis B vaccine in children who have received a 3-dose primary series of either RECOMBIVAX HB or ENGERIX-B. The primary vaccination series (was given 4 to 8 years prior to study entry and consisted of a licensed hepatitis B vaccine product (either RECOMBIVAX HB or ENGERIX-B). The booster dose given in this study will be either an investigational Merck product (Modified Process Hepatitis B Vaccine) or licensed ENGERIX-B vaccine.

A Research Study to Test Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of a Recombinant Hepatitis B Vaccine Manufactured With an Upgrade to the Production Process (V232-054) [Completed]
A study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of a recombinant hepatitis B vaccine manufactured using an upgrade to the production process. The primary hypotheses tested at 1 month after the third dose of vaccine are the following: 1) the 3 lots of the process upgrade vaccine induce similar seroprotection rates to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), 2) the combined lots of the process upgrade vaccine induce adequate seroprotection to HBsAg, and 3) the process upgrade vaccine will induce geometric mean antibody titers to HBsAg that are non-inferior or superior to those induced by the current process vaccine.

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