A Randomized Study to Compare the Safety and Immunogenicity of FluviralÂ® Made With New Versus Aged Bulk
Vaccination is currently the most effective means of controlling influenza and preventing its complications and mortality in persons at risk.
Once a year, a meeting of World Health Organization (WHO) experts takes place, leading to a recommendation on the influenza A and B strains that should be used for the production of vaccine for the coming influenza season. For the strains which do not change from the previous year, the vaccine can be formulated from the old mono bulk from the previous year.
Bulks as old as 12 months may be blended to make trivalent inactivated vaccine (TIV) under the current Canadian and US licenses. This study is conducted to evaluate safety and immunogenicity of Fluviral vaccines made with the aged bulk material compared with the new bulk material. This protocol posting has been updated in order to comply with the FDA Amendment Act, Sept 2007.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention
GSK Investigational Site
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00586469
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Influenza B Virus
Species of the genus INFLUENZAVIRUS B that cause HUMAN INFLUENZA and other diseases primarily in humans. Antigenic variation is less extensive than in type A viruses (INFLUENZA A VIRUS) and consequently there is no basis for distinct subtypes or variants. Epidemics are less likely than with INFLUENZA A VIRUS and there have been no pandemics. Previously only found in humans, Influenza B virus has been isolated from seals which may constitute the animal reservoir from which humans are exposed.
Hemagglutinin Glycoproteins, Influenza Virus
Membrane glycoproteins from influenza viruses which are involved in hemagglutination, virus attachment, and envelope fusion. Fourteen distinct subtypes of HA glycoproteins and nine of NA glycoproteins have been identified from INFLUENZA A VIRUS; no subtypes have been identified for Influenza B or Influenza C viruses.
Influenza In Birds
Infection of domestic and wild fowl and other BIRDS with INFLUENZA A VIRUS. Avian influenza usually does not sicken birds, but can be highly pathogenic and fatal in domestic POULTRY.
A genus of the family ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE comprising viruses similar to types A and B but less common, more stable, more homogeneous, and lacking the neuraminidase protein. They have not been associated with epidemics but may cause mild influenza. Influenza C virus is the type species.
A genus in the family ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE causing influenza and other diseases in humans and animals. It contains many strains as well as antigenic subtypes of the integral membrane proteins hemagglutinin (HEMAGGLUTININS) and NEURAMINIDASE. The type species is INFLUENZA A VIRUS.
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