Hepatitis A Vaccination in the Elderly

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 16, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2016
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Rijnstate Hospital

Brief Summary:

A lot of elderly people travel to hepatitis A endemic areas. The prevalence of hepatitis A IgG positivity is declining in the Netherlands, also in the elderly. Studies show that people above 40 years of age have a slower immune response to hepatitis A vaccination. However, a lot of travelers seek pre-travel advice only shortly before their journey. More information about the time to adequate antibody response after hepatitis A vaccination is required to provide good protection during travelling. Alternative protection with immunoglobulins are available.

Study design: Observational, longitudinal pilot study Study population: 20 adults over 60 years of age with a negative hepatitis A IgG, (with a estimated 50% positivity for hepatitis A IgG in this age Group, 40 patients in this age group) 20 adults 18-40 years of age as controls.

Intervention (if applicable): When hepatitis A vaccination is indicated and informed consent is obtained, hepatitis A IgG wil be measured at day 0, 7, 14, 21 en 28.

Main study parameters/endpoints: Time to protective hepatitis A IgG. Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness: hepatitis A vaccination will be given also outside this study. In the study 5 venous punctures of 7 ml of blood.

Condition or disease
Hepatitis A

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Hepatitis A Vaccination in the Elderly
Study Start Date : July 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2015

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>60 years
< 40 years

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. How fast do patients> 60 year reach protective anti-HAV levels after vaccination? [ Time Frame: 0, 1,2,3,4 weeks ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
5 times 7 ml of blood will be collected

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
80 >60 years, hepatitis A vaccination indicated 40 < 40 years, hepatitis A vaccination indicated

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous hep A vaccination
  • known hepatitis A serology status
  • immunodeficiency

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01353989

Rijnstate Hospital
Arnhem, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rijnstate Hospital

Responsible Party: dr EH Gisolf, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, the Netherlands Identifier: NCT01353989     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Hepatitis A vaccination
First Posted: May 16, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016

Keywords provided by Rijnstate Hospital:
hepatitis A
protection to hepatitis A after vaccination

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs