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Study to Assess the Immunogenicity and Safety of an Investigational Influenza Vaccine in Children

2014-08-27 03:19:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objective of this study is to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of GSK Biologicals' investigational vaccine GSK1557482A.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Influenza Infection

Intervention

GSK investigational vaccine GSK1557482A, Fluzone®

Location

GSK Investigational Site
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35205

Status

Completed

Source

GlaxoSmithKline

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:13-0400

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