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PCV13 + Hepatitis A Vaccine for Adults

Information source: Helsinki University Central Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Measurement of Immune Response to Prevenar13; Measurement of Immune Response to Hepatitis A

Intervention: Prevenar13 (Biological); Hepatitis A vaccine (Biological)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Helsinki University Central Hospital

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Anu Kantele, Assoc. prof., Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Helsinki University Central Hospital
Lars Rombo, Professor, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Sörmland County Council, Centre for Clinical Research

Overall contact:
Anu Kantele, Assoc. prof., Phone: +358503097640, Email: anu.kantele@hus.fi


The present study explores whether a simultaneously given hepatitis A vaccine (Epaxal) will have an impact on the immune response to PCV13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; Prevenar13) vaccine in adults. The immune response to PCV13 is measured as levels of serotype specific serum antibodies and their opsonophagocytic activity. The results of volunteers receiving PCV13 and Epaxal will be compared to that in a control groups of adults receiving either hepatitis A or PCV13 vaccines only.

Clinical Details

Official title: Immune Response to Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Adults Receiving Hepatitis A Vaccine at the Same Time

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Primary outcome: Immune response to PCV13

Secondary outcome: Immune response to Hep A vaccine


Minimum age: 50 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or female subjects aged ≥50 2. General good health as established by medical history and physical examination 3. Written informed consent 4. Females of childbearing potential must agree to use an efficacious hormonal or barrier method of birth control during the study. Abstinence is acceptable. 5. Available for all visits scheduled in this study. 6. No previous Pnc vaccination 7. No previous hepatitis A vaccine 8. No other vaccines administered 30 days prior to or during the study Exclusion Criteria: 1. Previous pneumococcal or hepatitis A vaccination 2. Immunization with any other vaccine (oral or parenteral) within 4 weeks prior to study start or planned vaccination during the study 3. Chronic administration of immunosuppressants or other immune-modifying drugs within 6 months before the first dose of vaccine; patients using oral corticosteroids in dosages of ≥0. 5 mg/kg/d prednisolone or equivalent are excluded; inhaled or topical steroids are allowed 4. Any confirmed or suspected immunosuppressive or immunodeficient condition, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection 5. Pregnancy or lactation 6. Acute disease at the time of enrollment (defined as the presence of a moderate or severe illness with or without fever (fever is defined as body temperature of ≥38 °C). 7. Alcohol or drug abuse 8. Suspected non-compliance 9. Use of any investigational drug within 30 days preceding the study vaccine, or planned use during the study period 10. Any clinically significant history of known or suspected anaphylaxis or hypersensitivity reaction based on the judgement of the investigator 11. Employee at the investigational site, relative or spouse of the investigator 12. Any other criteria which, in the investigator's opinion, would compromise the ability of the subject to participate in the study, the subject's well-being, or the outcome of the study

Locations and Contacts

Anu Kantele, Assoc. prof., Phone: +358503097640, Email: anu.kantele@hus.fi

Aava Medical Centre, Helsinki 00100, Finland; Not yet recruiting
Tuija Oksanen, Email: tuija.oksanen@aava.fi
Anu Kantele, Assoc. prof., Principal Investigator

Department of Infectious Diseases, Eskilstuna 63188, Sweden; Not yet recruiting
Elisabeth S Karlsson, reg. nurse, Email: elisabeth.s.karlsson@dll.se
Lars Rombo, Professor, Principal Investigator

Additional Information

Starting date: September 2013
Last updated: August 20, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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