Immunogenicity and Safety of Inactivated Vero Cell Derived Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine in Thai Children (JE0153)
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is the main cause of viral encephalitis in many countries of Asia including Thailand. Estimated annual mortality ranges from10,000-15,000 deaths, while the total number of clinical cases is about 50,000. Of these cases, about 50% result in permanent neuropsychiatric sequelae. The disease occurs mostly among children aged <10 years. There is no specific antiviral treatment for JE. Vaccination is the single most important control measure. This study aims to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of inactivated Vero cell derived JE vaccine (Beijing P-3 strain) produced by Liaoning Cheng Da Biotechnology Co., Ltd, China "JEVAC" in Thai children.
152 healthy Thai children aged between 1-3 years will be vaccinated with "JEVAC" in a dose of 0.5 mL. subcutaneously on Day 0, 1-4 weeks later and a booster vaccination at one year (totally 3 doses). Two mL. of blood will be drawn on Day 0, 4 weeks after second dose, at one year on booster vaccination day and 4 weeks after the booster (totally 8 mL. of 13 months study period) for determination of JE neutralizing antibodies (PRNT50) using Beijing P3 strain. Adverse events will be observed for 28 days after each vaccination. Serious adverse events will be observed throughout the study period.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Immunogenicity and Safety of Inactivated Vero Cell Derived Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine in Thai Children|
- Seroconversion Rate After Primary Vaccination [ Time Frame: 28 days after second dose of JEVAC ]To determine the seroconversion rate by using neutralizing antibody (NT) against JE virus (Beijing P3 strain) JE virus from <10 on before first vaccination To >= 10 at 28 days after second vaccination (primary vaccination). Those who have NT titer >=10 before first vaccination, will not be included in immunogenicity evaluation.
- Geometric Mean Titer of NT After Primary and Booster Vaccination [ Time Frame: 28 days after second vaccination, before and 28 days after booster vaccination with JEVAC ]To determine the geometric mean titers (GMT) of neutralizing antibody of JEVAC 1 month after primary and then before and after booster vaccinations.
- Adverse Events of Vaccine [ Time Frame: 7, 14, 28 days after each vaccination and throughout the study period for local, solicited systemic, unsolicited systemic and serious adverse events, respectively ]To determine the adverse events of JEVAC
- Neutralizing Antibody Persistence One Year After the Primary Vaccination [ Time Frame: 1 year after primary vaccination ]To determine the neutralizing antibody persistence one year after the primary JEVAC vaccination.
|Study Start Date:||May 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
JEVAC 0.5 mL/ dose subcutaneously injected on upper thigh at D0, 1-4wk, and 1 year
Each subject will receive 3 doses of JEVAC subcutaneously on Day 0, 1-4 weeks and a booster vaccination at one year. Each dose of JEVAC contains 0.5 mL. of inactivated Vero cell derived JE vaccine (Beijing P-3 strain).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01408537
|Department Tropical Pediatrics|
|Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400|
|Principal Investigator:||Pornthep Chanthavanich, MD||Department of Tropical Pediatrics, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University|