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Long-term Immune Persistence of GSK Biologicals' Combined Hepatitis A & B Vaccine Injected According to a 0,1,6 Mth Schedule in Healthy Adults

Information source: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 20, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Hepatitis B; Hepatitis A

Intervention: Twinrix™ (Biological)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: GlaxoSmithKline

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
GSK Clinical Trials, Study Director, Affiliation: GlaxoSmithKline


The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term persistence of hepatitis A and B antibodies at Years 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 after subjects received their first dose of a 3 dose primary vaccination schedule of combined hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine. The Protocol Posting has been updated in order to comply with the FDA Amendment Act, Sep 2007. This protocol posting deals with objectives & outcome measures of the extension phase at Year 11-15.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Double Blind Randomised, Comparative Study of the Immunogenicity and Reactogenicity of Three Different Lots of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals' Combined Hepatitis A - Hepatitis B Vaccine When Administered in Healthy Adults

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

Primary outcome:

Number of Subjects With Anti-hepatitis A (Anti-HAV) Antibody Concentrations Equal to or Above Cut-off Value

Number of Subjects With Anti-hepatitis B Surface Antigen (Anti-HBs) Antibody Concentrations Equal to or Above Cut-off Values

Anti-HAV and Anti-HBs Antibody Concentrations

Anti-HBs Antibody Concentrations

Number of Subjects, Receiving an Additional Vaccination of Engerix, With an Anamnestic Response

Number of Subjects With Solicited Local and General Symptoms Assessed

Number of Subjects With Unsolicited Symptoms

Number of Subjects With Serious Adverse Events (SAEs)

Number of Subjects With Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) Determined by the Investigator to Have a Causal Relationship to Primary Vaccination or Due to Lack of Vaccine Efficacy

Detailed description: This is a long-term follow-up study at Years 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 after primary vaccination with GSK Biologicals' hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine (three-dose schedule with 3 different lots). To evaluate the long-term antibody persistence, volunteers will be bled at Years 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 after the first vaccine dose of the primary vaccination course to determine their anti-HAV and anti-HBs antibody concentrations. No additional subjects will be recruited in the course of this extension study. If a subject has become seronegative for anti-HAV antibodies or lost anti-HBs seroprotection concentrations at the long-term blood sampling time point (i. e. Years 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15), he/ she will be offered an additional vaccine dose.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Subjects who had consented to participate in the long-term follow-up studies at the

previous long-term blood sampling time points

- Written informed consent will have been obtained from each subject. before the blood

sampling visit of each year.

Locations and Contacts

GSK Investigational Site, Wilrijk 2610, Belgium
Additional Information

Related publications:

Van Damme P, Leroux-Roels G, Crasta P, Messier M, Jacquet JM, Van Herck K. Antibody persistence and immune memory in adults, 15 years after a three-dose schedule of a combined hepatitis A and B vaccine. J Med Virol. 2012 Jan;84(1):11-7. doi: 10.1002/jmv.22264. Epub 2011 Nov 3.

Van Herck K, Leroux-Roels G, Van Damme P, Srinivasa K, Hoet B. Ten-year antibody persistence induced by hepatitis A and B vaccine (Twinrix) in adults. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2007 May;5(3):171-5. Epub 2006 Sep 20.

Van Damme P, Leroux-Roels G, Law B, Diaz-Mitoma F, Desombere I, Collard F, Tornieporth N, Van Herck K. Long-term persistence of antibodies induced by vaccination and safety follow-up, with the first combined vaccine against hepatitis A and B in children and adults. J Med Virol. 2001 Sep;65(1):6-13.

Starting date: November 2004
Last updated: June 26, 2014

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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