Safety Study of GBS Following Menactra Meningococcal Vaccination
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00575653|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2017
We are conducting a large, record-based study to assess the risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a serious demyelinating disease, following immunization with the tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra) that is currently recommended for all adolescents. The study was requested by CDC and FDA because of an unexpected number of case reports to the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
The study protocol was designed by the investigators, with input from FDA, CDC, and the vaccine's manufacturer, Sanofi-Pasteur. An external advisory board that includes CDC representation, provides input regarding important decisions. The manufacturer is not participating in the conduct of the study and has no control over the analysis or dissemination of results.
The study is derived from five large US health plans with a total membership of approximately 50 million over the study time period. America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) serves as liaison between the health plans and the Coordinating Center at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and is the contracting organization with the health plans.
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||6000000 participants|
|Official Title:||Risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Following Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4) Vaccination|
|Study Start Date :||March 2005|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2010|
Enrolled members of one of the participating health plans who are ages 11-18 at any time during the study period, March 1, 2005 through August 31, 2008.
Enrolled members of one of the participating health plans who are ages 19-21 at any time during the study period, March 1, 2005 through August 31, 2008.
- Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), verified through neurologist review of medical records [ Time Frame: within 42 days following vaccination ]
- Clinical presentation and severity of GBS [ Time Frame: following vaccination ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00575653
|United States, Delaware|
|Wilmington, Delaware, United States, 19801|
|United States, Hawaii|
|Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Hawaii|
|Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96817|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|i3 Drug Safety|
|Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, 02451|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard Platt, MD, MS||Dept. of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, HMS/HPHC|
|Study Director:||Priscilla Velentgas, PhD||Dept. of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, HMS/HPHC|