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Field Trial of Maternal Influenza Immunization in Asia

2014-08-27 03:17:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The overall goal of this project is to carry out a field trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of maternal immunization with influenza vaccine in reduction of maternal and infant morbidity in Asia.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Influenza Human

Intervention

influenza vaccine, saline placebo

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:12-0400

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