Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of Zoster Vaccine Live (ZOSTAVAX™) in Healthy Adults in India (V211-025)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: February 2, 2012
Last updated: November 11, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

This study will determine if ZOSTAVAX™ is safe, tolerable, and immunogenic in healthy adults in India.

Condition Intervention Phase
Herpes Zoster
Biological: Zoster Vaccine Live
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase III Clinical Trial to Study the Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of ZOSTAVAX™ in Healthy Adults in India

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Geometric Mean Titer (GMT) of Varicella-zoster Virus (VZV) Antibody at 6 Weeks Postvaccination [ Time Frame: Prevaccination up to 6 weeks postvaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Antibody titers were measured by VZV-specific glycoprotein enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (gpELISA).

  • Geometric Mean Fold Rise (GMFR) in VZV Antibody Titers at 6 Weeks Postvaccination [ Time Frame: Prevaccination up to 6 weeks postvaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    GMFR was analyzed as the geometric mean of the ratio of VZV antibody titer (gpELISA units/mL) at postvaccination week 6 over VZV antibody titer (gpELISA units/mL) at prevaccination day 1.

  • Number of Participants With Serious Adverse Events [ Time Frame: Up to 42 days postvaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    A serious adverse event is one that results in death, is life-threatening, results in a persistent or significant disability, results in or prolongs hospitalization, results in a congenital anomaly/birth defect, is a cancer, is an overdose, or is considered an "other important medical event" based on medical judgment.

Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: October 2012
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Zoster Vaccine Live Biological: Zoster Vaccine Live
One approximately 0.65 mL injection subcutaneously on Day 1
Other Names:
  • V211


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No fever on day of vaccination
  • Females have a negative pregnancy test and use an acceptable method of birth control, or are postmenopausal
  • Underlying chronic illnesses must be stable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of hypersensitivity reaction to any vaccine component
  • Prior receipt of a varicella or zoster vaccine
  • Prior history of herpes zoster
  • Have recently had another vaccination
  • Have recently received blood products other than autologous blood transfusion
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • Use of immunosuppressive therapy
  • Known or suspected immune dysfunction
  • Use of nontopical antiviral therapy with activity against herpesvirus
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT01527370     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: V211-025, CTRI/2012/08/002922
Study First Received: February 2, 2012
Results First Received: November 11, 2013
Last Updated: November 11, 2013
Health Authority: India: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Herpes Zoster
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases processed this record on April 17, 2014