A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of SCTV01E (a COVID-19 Vaccine) in Population Aged ≥18 Years



Status and phase

Active, not recruiting
Phase 3


SARS-CoV-2 Infection


Biological: Placebo
Biological: SCTV01E

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of SCTV01E in participants aged ≥18 years.

Full description

The study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III study. It will evaluate the protective effectiveness and safety of SCTV01E against COVID-19 in participants who were previously received primary series or booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines.


10,000 estimated patients




18+ years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Male or female aged ≥18 years old when signing ICF;
  2. Participants who were fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine and/or received booster vaccination, and the interval between the last dose of COVID-19 vaccine previously received and screening is 6 to 24 months;
  3. The participant and/or his/her legal representative can sign written ICF, and can fully understand the trial procedure, the risk of participating in the trial, and other interventions that can be selected if they do not participate in the trial;
  4. The participant and/or his/her legal representative have the ability to read, understand, and fill in record cards;
  5. Healthy participants or participants with pre-existing medical conditions who are in stable condition. The "pre-existing medical conditions" include but not limited to hypertension, diabetes, Chronic cholecystitis and cholelithiasis, chronic gastritis that meet the described criteria. A stable medical condition is defined as disease not requiring significant change in therapy or no need for hospitalization as a consequence of worsening disease state for at least 3 months prior to enrollment;
  6. Fertile men and women of childbearing potential voluntarily agree to take effective contraceptive measures from signing ICF to 6 months after the last dose of study vaccination; the pregnancy test results of women of childbearing potential are negative on screening.

Exclusion criteria

  1. A positive result of nucleic acid test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 during the screening period;
  2. Presence of fever within 3 days before the study vaccination;
  3. A history of allergic reactions to any vaccine or drug, such as allergy, urticaria, severe skin eczema, dyspnea, laryngeal edema, and angioneurotic edema;
  4. A medical or family history of seizure, epilepsy, encephalopathy and psychosis;
  5. Immunocompromised patients suffering from immunodeficiency diseases, important organ diseases, immune diseases (including Guillain-Barre Syndrome [GBS], systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, asplenia or splenectomy caused by any circumstances, and other immune diseases that may have an impact on immune response in the investigator's opinion), etc.;
  6. Long-term use of immunosuppressant therapy or immunomodulatory drugs for ≥14 days within the six months prior to enrollment. Whereas short-term (≤14 days) use of oral, inhaled and topical steroids are allowed;
  7. Patients on antituberculosis therapy;
  8. Presence of severe or uncontrollable cardiovascular diseases, or severe or uncontrollable disorders related to endocrine system, blood and lymphatic system, liver and kidney, respiratory system, metabolic and skeletal systems, or malignancies (skin basal cell carcinoma and carcinoma in-situ of cervix are exceptions and will not be excluded), such as severe heart failure, severe pulmonary heart disease, unstable angina, liver failure, or uremia;
  9. Contraindications for intramuscular injection or intravenous blood sampling, including thrombocytopenia and other blood coagulation disorders;
  10. Participants who received any immunoglobulin or blood products in the previous 3 months before enrollment, or plan to receive similar products during the study;
  11. Participants who received other investigational drugs within 1 month before the study vaccination;
  12. Participants who is at the acute state of disease, such as acute onset of chronic heart failure, acute sore throat, hypertensive encephalopathy, acute pneumonia, acute renal insufficiency, acute cholecystitis;
  13. Participants vaccinated with influenza vaccine within 14 days or with other vaccines within 28 days before the study vaccination;
  14. Those who donated blood or had blood loss (≥450 mL) within 3 months before the vaccination or plan to donate blood during the study period;
  15. Those who are pregnant or breast-feeding or plan to be pregnant during the study period;
  16. Those who plan to donate ovum or sperms during the study period;
  17. Those who cannot follow the trial procedures, or cannot cooperate to complete the study due to planned relocation or long-term outing;
  18. Those unsuitable for participating in the clinical trial as determined by the investigator because of other abnormalities that are likely to confuse the study results, or non-conformance with the maximal benefits of the participants;
  19. Those who are tested positive for HIV in terms of serology.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Triple Blind

10,000 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Experimental group
one dose of SCTV01E on D0
Biological: SCTV01E
Placebo Comparator group
one dose of Placebo on D0
Biological: Placebo

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Yu Sun

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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