Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of GSK Biologicals' Influenza Vaccine GSK2186877A in Adults 65 Year of Age and Older

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00753272
First received: September 12, 2008
Last updated: July 11, 2013
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals' influenza vaccine GSK2186877A in adults 65 year of age and older. The study design is divided in two surveillance phases: one passive phase along the study during the influenza season and one active surveillance phase during the influenza peak season.


Condition Intervention Phase
Influenza Disease
Biological: GSK Bio's influenza vaccine GSK2186877A
Biological: Fluarix TM
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Observer-blind Superior Efficacy Trial With GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals' Influenza Vaccine GSK2186877A in Elderly Subjects

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Subjects Reporting Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Confirmed Influenza A and/or B Infection. [ Time Frame: After the first dose during the corresponding surveillance period (from mid November 2008 to the end of April 2009 (end of influenza season)) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Occurrence of PCR-confirmed influenza A and/or B infection, due to any matching or drift influenza strain relative to the vaccine strains (i.e. not emerging novel human influenza strain like H1N1v). PCR-confirmed influenza (PCI) was defined as an episode of influenza-like illness (ILI) occurring after the administration of the study vaccine for which a nasal and throat swab specimen yields influenza virus A and/or B by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis.

  • Serum Hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) Antibody Titers, Against Each of the 3 Vaccine Influenza Strains, in the FluNG Groups. [ Time Frame: At Days 0 (pre-vaccination Dose 1) and 21 (post-vaccination Dose 1) of the first year (2008/2009) of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Vaccine strains assessed were A/Brisbane/59/2077, A/Uruguay/716/2007 and B/Brisbane/3/2007. Titers were expressed as geometric mean titers calculated on all subjects in the lot-to-lot subset of subjects.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Subjects Reporting Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Confirmed Influenza A and/or B Infection. [ Time Frame: During the whole surveillance period (from mid November 2008 to end of April 2009 and from mid November 2009 to end of April 2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Occurrence of PCR-confirmed influenza A and/or B infection, due to any matching or drift influenza strain relative to the vaccine strains (i.e. not emerging novel human influenza strain like H1N1v). PCR-confirmed influenza (PCI) was defined as an episode of influenza-like illness (ILI) occurring after the administration of the study vaccine for which a nasal and throat swab specimen yields influenza virus A and/or B by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Culture-confirmed Influenza A and/or B Infection. [ Time Frame: During the whole surveillance period (from mid November 2008 to end of April 2009 and from mid November 2009 to end of April 2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Occurrence of culture-confirmed influenza A and/or B infection, due to any matching or drift influenza strain relative to the vaccine strains (i.e. not emerging novel human influenza strain like H1N1v). Culture-confirmed influenza (CCI) was defined as an episode of ILI occurring after the administration of the study vaccine for which a nasal and throat swab specimen yields influenza virus A and/or B by viral culture analysis.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Pneumonia or Clinical Influenza After the First Dose of Vaccine. [ Time Frame: During the influenza peak season within the first surveillance period (the influenza peak season being defined per country, falling somewhere between mid November 2008 to end of April 2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Clinical influenza= An ILI episode (with an ILI onset from the 15th of November until the end of the surveillance period) with at least simultaneously fever (oral temperature of ≥37.8 degrees Celsius) and cough.

    The influenza peak season = period during the study with the highest incidence of any matching or drift influenza strain relative to the vaccine strains (i.e. not emerging novel human influenza strain like H1N1v).


  • Number of Subjects Reporting All-cause Death After the First Dose of Vaccine. [ Time Frame: During the influenza peak season within the first surveillance period (the influenza peak season being defined per country, falling somewhere between mid November 2008 to end of April 2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The influenza peak season = period during the study with the highest incidence of any matching or drift influenza strain relative to the vaccine strains (i.e. not emerging novel human influenza strain like H1N1v).

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Hospitalization Due to Respiratory Diseases After the First Dose of Vaccine [ Time Frame: During the influenza peak season within the first surveillance period (the influenza peak season being defined per country, falling somewhere between mid November 2008 to end of April 2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Respiratory disease: A diagnosis of respiratory disease included: acute respiratory infections, other diseases of upper respiratory tract, pneumonia and influenza, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allied conditions, pneumoconioses and other lung diseases due to external agents, other diseases of respiratory system. In case the event has a fatal outcome, the diagnosis can also be confirmed by autopsy.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related to Vaccination Adverse Events (AEs) of Specific Interest Including Autoimmune Disease (AID). [ Time Frame: Within 365 days after the first dose (from Dose 1 at Day 0 up to Day 365 for the Year 2008/2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Adverse events of specific interest for safety monitoring are a subset of AEs that included both clearly autoimmune diseases and also other inflammatory and/or neurologic disorders which may or may not have an autoimmune etiology.

    Grade 3 = event that prevented normal everyday activities Related = event assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination


  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related to Vaccination Adverse Events (AEs) of Specific Interest Including Autoimmune Disease (AID). [ Time Frame: Within 365 days after the second dose (from Dose 1 at Day 0 up to Day 365 for the Year 2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Adverse events of specific interest for safety monitoring are a subset of AEs that included both clearly autoimmune diseases and also other inflammatory and/or neurologic disorders which may or may not have an autoimmune etiology.

    Grade 3 = event that prevented normal everyday activities Related = event assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination


  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related to Vaccination Adverse Events (AEs) of Specific Interest Including Autoimmune Disease (AID). [ Time Frame: During the entire study period (during the 365 days of follow-up after each vaccination at Year 2008/2009 and Year 2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Adverse events of specific interest for safety monitoring are a subset of AEs that included both clearly autoimmune diseases and also other inflammatory and/or neurologic disorders which may or may not have an autoimmune etiology.

    Grade 3 = event that prevented normal everyday activities Related = event assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination


  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any and Related to Vaccination Serious Adverse Events (SAEs). [ Time Frame: During the entire study period (during the 365 days of follow-up after each vaccination at Year 2008/2009 and Year 2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    SAEs assessed include medical occurrences that results in death, are life threatening, require hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization, results in disability/incapacity or are a congenital anomaly/birth defect in the offspring of a study subjects.

    Related = event assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination


  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any and Severe (Grade 3) Solicited Local Symptoms. [ Time Frame: During the 7-day (Days 0-6) post-vaccination period, the first year (2008/2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Solicited local symptoms assessed were ecchymosis, pain, redness and swelling. Any = incidence of a particular symptom regardless of intensity grade. Grade 3 pain = considerable pain at rest that prevented normal everyday activities. Grade 3 ecchymosis/redness/swelling = ecchymosis/redness/swelling above 100 millimeter

  • Number of Days With Any Grade of Solicited Local Symptoms [ Time Frame: During the 7-day (Days 0-6) post-vaccination period, the first year (2008/2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Solicited local symptoms assessed were ecchymosis, pain, redness and swelling

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any and Severe (Grade 3) Solicited Local Symptoms [ Time Frame: During the 7-day (Days 0-6) post-vaccination period, the second year (2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Solicited local symptoms assessed were ecchymosis, pain, redness and swelling. Any = incidence of a particular symptom regardless of intensity grade. Grade 3 pain = considerable pain at rest that prevented normal everyday activities. Grade 3 ecchymosis/redness/swelling = ecchymosis/redness/swelling above 100 millimeter

  • Number of Days With Any Grade of Solicited Local Symptoms. [ Time Frame: During the 7-day (Days 0-6) post-vaccination period, the second year (2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Solicited local symptoms assessed were ecchymosis, pain, redness and swelling.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related to Vaccination Solicited General Symptoms [ Time Frame: During the 7-day (Days 0-6) post-vaccination period, the first year (2008/2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Solicited general symptoms assessed were arthralgia, fatigue, gastrointestinal, headache, myalgia, shivering and temperature (defined as oral temperature equal to or above (≥) 38.0 degrees Celsius). Any = incidence of a particular symptom regardless of intensity grade or relationship to vaccination. Grade 3 = general symptom which prevented normal everyday activities. Related = general symptom assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination. Grade 3 temperature = oral temperature ≥39.0°C - ≤ 40.0°C.

  • Number of Days With Any Grade of Solicited General Symptoms [ Time Frame: During the 7-day (Days 0-6) post-vaccination period, the first year (2008/2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Solicited general symptoms assessed were arthralgia, fatigue, gastrointestinal, headache, myalgia, shivering and temperature.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related Solicited General Symptoms. [ Time Frame: During the 7-day (Days 0-6) post-vaccination period, the second year (2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Solicited general symptoms assessed were arthralgia, fatigue, gastrointestinal, headache, myalgia, shivering and temperature (defined as oral temperature equal to or above (≥) 38.0 degrees Celsius). Any = incidence of a particular symptom regardless of intensity grade or relationship to vaccination. Grade 3 = general symptom which prevented normal everyday activities. Related = general symptom assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination. Grade 3 temperature = oral temperature ≥39.0°C - ≤ 40.0°C.

  • Number of Days With Any Grade of Solicited General Symptoms. [ Time Frame: During the 7-day (Days 0-6) post-vaccination period, the second year (2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Solicited general symptoms assessed were arthralgia, fatigue, gastrointestinal, headache, myalgia, shivering and temperature.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related to Vaccination Unsolicited Adverse Events (AEs). [ Time Frame: Within 21 days (Days 0-20) after the first dose (Year 2008/2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An unsolicited adverse event is any adverse event (i.e. any untoward medical occurrence in a patient or clinical investigation subject, temporally associated with use of a medicinal product, whether or not considered related to the medicinal product) reported in addition to those solicited during the clinical study and any solicited symptom with onset outside the specified period of follow-up for solicited symptoms. Grade 3 = event that prevented normal, everyday activities. Related = event assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related to Vaccination Unsolicited Adverse Events (AEs). [ Time Frame: Within 21 days (Days 0-20) after the second dose (Year 2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    An unsolicited adverse event is any adverse event (i.e. any untoward medical occurrence in a patient or clinical investigation subject, temporally associated with use of a medicinal product, whether or not considered related to the medicinal product) reported in addition to those solicited during the clinical study and any solicited symptom with onset outside the specified period of follow-up for solicited symptoms. Grade 3 = event that prevented normal, everyday activities. Related = event assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related to Vaccination Unsolicited AEs With Medically Attended Visit [ Time Frame: Within 180 days (Days 0-179) after the first dose (Year 2008/2009) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    For each solicited and unsolicited symptom the subject experienced, the subjects were asked if they received medical attention defined as hospitalisation, an emergency room visit or a visit to or from medical personnel (medical doctor) for any reason. Grade 3 = event that prevented normal everyday activities. Related = event assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination.

  • Number of Subjects Reporting Any, Severe (Grade 3) and Related to Vaccination Unsolicited AEs With Medically Attended Visit. [ Time Frame: Within 180 days (Days 0-179) after the second dose (Year 2009/2010) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    For each solicited and unsolicited symptom the subject experienced, the subjects were asked if they received medical attention defined as hospitalisation, an emergency room visit or a visit to or from medical personnel (medical doctor) for any reason. Grade 3 = event that prevented normal everyday activities. Related = event assessed by the investigator as causally related to the study vaccination.

  • Serum Hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) Antibody Titer Against Each of the 3 Vaccine Influenza Strains. [ Time Frame: At Days 0 (pre-vaccination Dose 1) and 21 (post-vaccination Dose 1) of the first year (2008/2009) of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Vaccine strains assessed were A/Brisbane/59/2077, A/Uruguay/716/2007 and B/Brisbane/3/2007. Titers were expressed as geometric mean titers calculated on all subjects in the immunogenicity subset of subjects.

  • Serum Hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) Antibody Titer Against Each of the 3 Vaccine Influenza Strains [ Time Frame: At Days 0 (pre-vaccination Dose 2) and 21 (post-vaccination Dose 2) of the second year (2009/2010) of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Vaccine strains assessed were A/Brisbane/59/2077, A/Uruguay/716/2007 and B/Brisbane/3/2007. Titers were expressed as geometric mean titers calculated on all subjects in the immunogenicity subset of subjects.

  • Serum Hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) Antibody Titer Against Each of the 3 Vaccine Influenza Strains. [ Time Frame: At Days 0 (pre-vaccination Dose 1), 21 (post-vaccination Dose 1) and 180 (post-vaccination Dose 1) of the first year (2008/2009) of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Vaccine strains assessed were A/Brisbane/59/2077, A/Uruguay/716/2007 and B/Brisbane/3/2007. Titers were expressed as geometric mean titers calculated on all subjects for 600 subjects in the persistence subset only.

  • Serum Hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) Antibody Titer Against Each of the 3 Vaccine Influenza Strains. [ Time Frame: At Days 0 (pre-vaccination Dose 2), 21 (post-vaccination Dose 2) and 180 (post-vaccination Dose 2) of the second year (2009/2010) of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Vaccine strains assessed were A/Brisbane/59/2077, A/Uruguay/716/2007 and B/Brisbane/3/2007. Titers were expressed as geometric mean titers calculated on all subjects for 600 subjects in the persistence subset only.

  • Number of Seroconverted Subjects for HI Antibodies Against Each of the 3 Vaccine Influenza Strains [ Time Frame: At Day 21 of the first year (2008/2009) of the study. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    In the lot-to-lot subset of subject in the FluGN Group. Vaccine strains assessed were A/Brisbane/59/2077, A/Uruguay/716/2007 and B/Brisbane/3/2007. Seroconversion is defined as the number of subjects with pre-vaccination HI titer (Day 0) < 1:10 and post-vaccination titer (Day 21) ≥ 1:40 or a pre-vaccination HI titer (Day 0) ≥ 1:10 and fold-increase (post/pre) ≥ 4.


Enrollment: 43695
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: FluNG Group
subjects received 2 doses (1 dose per season) of FluNG vaccine during the Northern Hemisphere (NH) vaccination periods. One dose at Day 0 of the Year 1 and one dose at Day 0 of the Year 2 (= Day 365 Year 1).
Biological: GSK Bio's influenza vaccine GSK2186877A
IM administration, two times one annual dose, 3 different lots will be tested
Active Comparator: Fluarix Group
subjects received 2 doses (1 dose per season) of Fluarix™ vaccine during the Northern Hemisphere (NH) vaccination periods. One dose at Day 0 of the Year 1 and one dose at Day 0 of the Year 2 (= Day 365 Year 1).
Biological: Fluarix TM
IM administration, two times one annual dose

Detailed Description:

This Protocol Posting has been updated according to Protocol Amendment 3, Sep 2009.

After the analyses for this study were completed, questions arose regarding the integrity of study data from a single study site in Romania, which enrolled 102 subjects in the trial. Because evaluation of data from this site did not reveal irregularities when compared with overall study data and because GSK has no current plans to use the data from the study in support of any regulatory filings, they were not excluded from the analyses reflected in this results summary.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who the investigator believes that they can and will comply with the requirements of the protocol.
  • A man or woman aged 65 years or older at the time of the vaccination.
  • Written informed consent obtained from the subject.
  • Subjects with residence status allowing free mixing with general community.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bedridden subjects
  • Previous vaccination against influenza since February 2008.
  • Previous vaccination in the last three years with an investigational adjuvanted candidate seasonal or pandemic influenza vaccine.
  • Use of any investigational or non-registered product (drug or vaccine) other than the study vaccine(s) within 30 days preceding the first dose of study vaccine, or planned use during the study period.
  • Any contra-indication to intramuscular administration of the influenza vaccines.
  • History of hypersensitivity to a previous dose of influenza vaccine.
  • History of allergy or reactions likely to be exacerbated by any component of the vaccine including egg and chicken protein.
  • Acute disease at the time of enrolment. Acute disease is defined as the presence of a moderate or severe illness with or without fever. All vaccines can be administered to persons with a minor illness such as diarrhoea, mild upper respiratory infection with or without low-grade febrile illness, i.e. Oral temperature <37.5°C (99.5°F).
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00753272

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Sponsors and Collaborators
GlaxoSmithKline
Investigators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00753272     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 106372
Study First Received: September 12, 2008
Results First Received: April 26, 2012
Last Updated: July 11, 2013
Health Authority: Estonia: State Agency of Medicines
Czech Republic: Státní ústav pro kontrolu léčiv, Oddělení klinického hodnocení
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Belgium: Agence Fédérale des Médicaments et des Produits de la Santé
Romania: Agentia Nationala a Medicamentului
Germany: Land Authority for Health and Social Issues
Norway: Statens Legemiddelverk
Taiwan: Department of Health
Russia: Russian Ministry of Health
Poland: URZ.D REJESTRACJI PRODUKTÓW LECZNICZYCH, WYROBÓW MEDYCZNYCH I PRODUKTÓW BIOBÓJCZYCH,CEBK
Canada: Health Canada
Mexico: Ministry of Health
France: Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits de Santé
Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Efficacy
Influenza Vaccines
Influenza
Vaccine
Elderly

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases

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