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Understanding Immunity Persistence After Adolescent MenC Vaccination

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oxford Identifier:
First received: October 21, 2011
Last updated: November 6, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the duration of immunity after a booster dose of a MenC-CRM vaccine given to adolescents between 13 and 15 years of age. Does seroprotection persist beyond teenage years and into the early twenties? This is the age group which is most likely to carry the organism and to transmit it to other members of the population. If a booster dose of MenC vaccine given to adolescents does produce protective levels of antibody which persist into early adulthood, this would strengthen the case for such a booster to be added to the UK routine immunisation schedule, to reduce the risk of a resurgence of the disease in the future.

Condition Intervention
Antibody Persistance After Booster Dose of Men C Vaccine Other: Venepuncture and blood sample collection.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Study to Evaluate the Persistence of Antibody Seven Years After a Booster Dose of Either a Glycoconjugate or a Polysaccharide Vaccine Against Serogroup C Neisseria Meningitidis Given to Adolescents

Further study details as provided by University of Oxford:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of participants with rSBA titre ≥1:8 (correlate of protection). [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Geometric mean titre (GMT) rSBA. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Enrollment: 134
Study Start Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Follow-on blood sample from previous study Other: Venepuncture and blood sample collection.
Venepuncture and blood sample collection.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 23 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Young adults, approximately 20 - 23 years old.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who completed clinical study M14P2E1
  • Participant who are willing to participate and who would be expected to comply with the requirements of the protocol
  • Participants who have given informed consent for participation in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of invasive meningococcal C disease (or any case of invasive meningococcal disease where the serotype was unknown)
  • Confirmed or suspected immunosuppressive or immunodeficient conditions, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Severe blood clotting disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01459432

United Kingdom
Oxford Vaccine Group
Oxford, United Kingdom, OX3 8NQ
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oxford
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Responsible Party: University of Oxford Identifier: NCT01459432     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OVG 2011/03
Study First Received: October 21, 2011
Last Updated: November 6, 2015 processed this record on September 21, 2017