Abstract Title:

Safety and immunogenicity of a hexavalent diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae b conjugate-hepatitis B vaccine at 2, 3, 4, and 12-14 months of age.

Abstract Source:

Vaccine. 2009 Apr 28 ;27(19):2540-7. Epub 2009 Jan 3. PMID: 19124057

Abstract Author(s):

Scott A Halperin, Bruce Tapiero, Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, Barbara J Law, Agnes Hoffenbach, Pamela S Zappacosta, David Radley, Barbara J McCarson, Jason C Martin, Laura E Brackett, John W Boslego, Teresa M Hesley, Prakash K Bhuyan, Jeffrey L Silber

Article Affiliation:

Scott A Halperin


Combination vaccines improve parental and provider satisfaction and schedule compliance by decreasing the number of injections. In a Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, multicenter study, we compared four formulations of a liquid, hexavalent diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae b conjugate-hepatitis B virus (DTaP-IPV-Hib-HBV) vaccine in 708 infants immunized at 2, 3, 4, and 12-14 months of age. The formulations contained identical DTaP and IPV components, differing in the contents of Hib polyribosylribitol phosphate (PRP) conjugate component (tetanus-toxoid [PRP-T, 12microg] or Neisseria meningitidis outer-membrane-protein-complex [PRP-OMPC, 3microg or 6microg]), and in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg, 10microg or 15microg). A minimum acceptable postdose 3 antibody response rate was defined by the lower limit of the 95% confidence interval exceeding a prespecified target. Rates of adverse events (AEs) were similar among groups, with a trend for increased solicited injection-site reactions (pain, redness, swelling) with increasing PRP-OMPC and HBsAg concentration. Serious AEs reported by eight subjects were not considered to be vaccine related. All PRP-OMPC formulations met prespecified acceptability criteria for postdose 3 immunogenicity for all antigens: PRP, HBsAg, pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. Apart from the Hib response, the postdose 3 responses obtained with the PRP-T formulation met the acceptability criterion for each antigen. Postdose 4 responses were acceptable for all antigens in all formulations. All vaccine formulations were well tolerated. The three PRP-OMPC formulations met prespecified immunogenicity criteria, and the one with the lowest PRP-OMPC concentration was selected for further optimization of immunogenicity.

Study Type : Human Study

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