Immunogenicity Study of Antibody Persistence and Booster Effect of PENTAXIM™ at 18 Months in Healthy Argentinean Infants

2014-08-27 03:45:38 | BioPortfolio


This study will assess both the antibody persistence of the investigational vaccine and the immune response and safety of a booster dose of PENTAXIM™ vaccine in 18 months-old toddlers who participated in an earlier study in order to determine if they are still protected before they receive a booster dose of D, T, IPV, pertussis or Hib vaccines and also to assess the quality of the induced immune memory in response to a booster dose of the same vaccine as in the primary series.

Primary Objective:

To describe the antibody persistence at 18 months of age and the booster effect of a dose of PENTAXIM™ on immunogenicity.

Secondary objective:

To describe the safety profile of the booster dose PENTAXIM™ in each vaccine group defined by the vaccines received during the primary series.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention




DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP~T combined vaccine, DTaP-IPV//PRP~T combined vaccine


Provincia de Córdoba





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