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Safety of Tuberculosis Vaccine, MVA85A, Administered by the Aerosol Route and the Intradermal Route

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oxford Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2011
Last updated: July 1, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
This is a phase I trial to compare the safety and immunogenicity of candidate TB vaccine MVA85A administered by the aerosol inhaled route and the intradermal route in healthy BCG-vaccinated adult subjects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tuberculosis Biological: Aerosol inhaled MVA85A Biological: Intradermal MVA85A Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase I Trial to Compare the Safety and Immunogenicity of Candidate TB Vaccine MVA85A Administered by the Aerosol Inhaled Route and the Intradermal Route in Healthy BCG-vaccinated Adult Subjects

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Further study details as provided by University of Oxford:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety of MVA85A vaccination by the aerosol inhaled route [ Time Frame: 24 weeks following vaccination ]
    To evaluate the safety in healthy BCG-vaccinated subjects of MVA85A vaccination by the aerosol inhaled route by actively and passively collecting data on adverse events

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Immunogenicity of MVA85A vaccination by the aerosol inhaled route compared with the intradermal route [ Time Frame: 24 weeks following vaccination ]
    To evaluate the systemic and mucosal cellular immunogenicity in healthy BCG-vaccinated subjects of MVA85A vaccination by the aerosol inhaled route compared with the intradermal route by comparing laboratory markers of cell mediated immunity in blood and bronchoalveolar lavage samples

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1
Aerosol inhaled MVA85A and intradermal saline placebo
Biological: Aerosol inhaled MVA85A
Aerosol inhaled MVA85A 1 x 10^7 pfu and intradermal saline placebo
Experimental: Group 2
Intradermal MVA85A and inhaled aerosol saline placebo
Biological: Intradermal MVA85A
Intradermal MVA85A 1 x 10^7 pfu and inhaled aerosol saline placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adults aged 18-50 years
  • Resident in or near Oxford for the duration of the trial period
  • No relevant findings in medical history or on physical examination
  • Confirmation of prior vaccination with BCG not less than 6 months prior to projected trial vaccination date (by visible BCG scar on examination or written documentation)
  • Allow the Investigators to discuss the individual's medical history with their GP
  • Use effective contraception for the duration of the trial period (females only)
  • Refrain from blood donation during the trial
  • Give written informed consent
  • Allow the Investigator to register subject details with a confidential database to prevent concurrent entry into clinical trials
  • Able and willing (in the Investigator's opinion) to comply with all the trial requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any respiratory disease, including asthma
  • Current smoker
  • Clinically significant abnormality on screening chest x rays
  • Clinically significant abnormality of pulmonary function tests
  • Any nasal, pharyngeal, or laryngeal finding which precludes bronchoscopy
  • Current use of any medication taken through the nasal or inhaled route including cocaine or other recreational drugs
  • Laboratory evidence at screening of latent M.tb infection as indicated by a positive ELISPOT response to ESAT6 or CFP10 antigens
  • Clinical, radiological, or laboratory evidence of current active TB disease
  • Previous vaccination with candidate vaccine MVA85A or candidate vaccine FP85A or any other recombinant MVA vaccine
  • Clinically significant history of skin disorder, allergy, immunodeficiency (including HIV), cancer (except BCC or CIS), cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, liver disease, renal disease, endocrine disorder, neurological illness, psychiatric disorder, drug or alcohol abuse
  • History of serious psychiatric condition
  • Concurrent oral or systemic steroid medication or the concurrent use of other immunosuppressive agents
  • History of anaphylaxis to vaccination or any allergy likely to be exacerbated by any component of the trial vaccine, sedative drugs, or any local or general anaesthetic agents
  • Any abnormality of screening blood or urine tests that is deemed to be clinically significant or that may compromise the safety of the subject in the trial
  • Positive HBsAg, HCV or HIV antibodies
  • Female currently lactating, confirmed pregnancy or intention to become pregnant during trial period
  • Use of an investigational medicinal product or non-registered drug, live vaccine, or medical device other than the trial vaccine for 30 days prior to dosing with the trial vaccine, or planned use during the trial period
  • Administration of immunoglobulins and/or any blood products within the three months preceding the planned trial vaccination date
  • Any other significant disease, disorder, or finding, which, in the opinion of the Investigator, may either put the subject at risk or may influence the result of the trial or may affect the subject's ability to participate in the trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01497769

United Kingdom
Centre of Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM) Churchill Hospital
Oxford, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oxford
Principal Investigator: Helen McShane University of Oxford
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Oxford Identifier: NCT01497769     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TB026
Study First Received: December 20, 2011
Last Updated: July 1, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Oxford:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Immunologic Factors
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