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Evaluate 4 Different Formulations of Meningococcal Serogroups A,C,W-135,Y Conjugate Vaccine When Given as 1 Dose to Healthy Subjects Aged 15-19 Yrs

2014-08-27 03:52:40 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the immunogenicity, safety and reactogenicity of one dose of four different formulations of the MenACWY conjugate vaccine when given to healthy subjects aged 15-19 years. The selection of the best formulation will be based on data obtained up to one month after the vaccine dose.

Description

The study is open. However, the 4 different formulations of GSK's MenACWY conjugate vaccine will be administered in a double-blind manner. Mencevax™ ACWY vaccine will serve as active control. Subjects will receive one vaccine dose only (GSK's MenACWY conjugate vaccine or Mencevax™ ACWY vaccine), and will have 2 blood samples taken, before and one month after vaccination.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Meningitis

Intervention

Meningococcal Vaccine

Location

GSK Investigational Site
Aarhus N
Denmark
8200

Status

Completed

Source

GlaxoSmithKline

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:52:40-0400

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