Study of a Parenterally Administered H5N1 Influenza Vaccine in Healthy Adults (PANFLUVAC)

R

Rebecca Cox

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 1

Conditions

Healthy
Influenza

Treatments

Biological: Influenza vaccine

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00868218
EU PANFLUVAC 44115
PANFLUVAC-2008, Version 2

Details and patient eligibility

About

The safety and tolerability of the pandemic A/H5N1 virosomal vaccine formulated with or without the 3rd generation ISCOM™ adjuvant for parenteral administration will be investigated locally and systemically and by using haematological, biochemical and immunological screening tests. The immunogenicity of the H5N1 vaccine will be assessed through the induction of local and systemic antibody and cellular immune responses. In a pandemic situation, an important aspect is the rapidity of the immune response to the H5N1 vaccine so the detailed kinetics of the immune response will be investigated. The capacity of the vaccine to elicit long lasting immunity and cross reactive immunity to H5 viruses will also be evaluated. Furthermore, the quality of the immune response induced by the vaccine will be studied. The vaccine will be administered as twice the normal human dose (30μg HA) with and without adjuvant, and in a dose sparing manor of half (7.5μg HA) and one tenth (1.5μg HA) of the normal human dose with adjuvant. Sixty subjects will receive two doses of virosomal H5N1 influenza vaccine (separated by 21 ± 4 days) by intramuscular injection into the deltoid muscle. Escalating doses will be separated by a period of one week. Four groups each containing 15 subjects will receive two doses of the pandemic virosomal A/H5N1 influenza vaccine containing: Group 1 30µg HA IM, Group 2 1.5µg HA adjuvanted with 50µg 3rd generation ISCOM™ IM, Group 3 7.5µg HA adjuvanted with 50µg 3rd generation ISCOM™ IM, Group 4 30µg HA adjuvanted with 50µg 3rd generation ISCOM™ IM.

Enrollment

60 patients

Sex

All

Ages

19 to 50 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Healthy volunteers (as concluded from the medical history, physical examination, and clinical judgment) aged 19 to 50 years old
  • Females using a reliable method of contraception (from 4 weeks prior to the first vaccination until 4 weeks after the second vaccination) and a negative urine pregnancy test will be required before administration of each dose of vaccine
  • Signed informed consent
  • Subjects able to understand and comply with the study protocol and complete the Adverse Event Form
  • Subjects able to attend the scheduled visits
  • Subjects with normal pre-screening values. If a subjects prescreening samples lie outside the reference values he/she will only be included in the study based upon the medical evaluation of the clinical investigator

Exclusion criteria

  • Persons with a history of anaphylaxis or serious reactions to any vaccine
  • Persons with known hypersensitivity to any of the vaccine components
  • Persons who have had a temperature >38oC during the previous 72 hours
  • Persons who have had an acute respiratory infection during the last 7 days
  • Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Persons with chronic illness at any stage that could interfere with trial conduct or compliance
  • Persons who have received blood products or immunoglobulins parenterally during the previous 3 months
  • Persons who have been vaccinated with any vaccine during the 4 weeks preceding the first trial vaccination
  • Persons with known or suspected immunosuppressive disease or who use systemic immunosuppressive drugs
  • Persons taking immunostimulant therapy
  • Persons involved in another clinical trial during the last month.
  • Suspected non-compliance

Trial design

Primary purpose

Basic Science

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Factorial Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

60 participants in 4 patient groups

1
Active Comparator group
Description:
30µg HA vaccine Intramuscularly administered
Treatment:
Biological: Influenza vaccine
2
Active Comparator group
Description:
1.5µg HA adjuvanted with 50µg 3rd generation ISCOM™ Intramuscularly administered
Treatment:
Biological: Influenza vaccine
3
Active Comparator group
Description:
7.5µg HA adjuvanted with 50µg 3rd generation ISCOM™ Intramuscularly administered
Treatment:
Biological: Influenza vaccine
4
Active Comparator group
Description:
30µg HA adjuvanted with 50µg 3rd generation ISCOM™ Intramuscularly administered
Treatment:
Biological: Influenza vaccine

Trial contacts and locations

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