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A Time-motion Study Comparing Self- to Nurse-vaccination With Influenza Vaccine

This study has been completed.
Sanofi Pasteur, a Sanofi Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brenda Coleman, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada Identifier:
First received: August 13, 2012
Last updated: March 22, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The investigators hypothesize that people working in an acute care hospital setting will be able to successfully self-administer the intradermal vaccine (Intanza) in less time than nurse-administration of the regular intramuscular influenza vaccine (Vaxigrip). The investigators also hypothesize that people administering the intradermal vaccine for the second time will take less time to successfully administer than people administering it for the first time.

Condition Intervention Phase
Vaccination Site Reactions (HT)
Biological: Intanza
Biological: Vaxigrip
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Time-Motion Study to Compare Self-vaccination With Intanza® Intradermal Influenza Vaccine to Nurse-administered Vaxigrip® Intramuscular Influenza Vaccine in Small Group Settings of Health Care Workers

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Further study details as provided by Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Administer Influenza Vaccine (in Seconds) [ Time Frame: Vaccination (Day 0) ]
    Time required to explain vaccination, obtain consent, administer vaccine, and register vaccination

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Acceptability of Vaccine [ Time Frame: Follow up (Day 8) ]
    The post-vaccination (Day 0) and follow-up (Day 8) questionnaires include questions on the participant's preference for intradermal or intramuscular injections and questions about their preference for administration by a healthcare provider or self-vaccination.

  • Success Rate [ Time Frame: Vaccination (Day 0) ]
    Successful administration, defined as being able to self-vaccinate (or for RN to provide vaccine) on the first attempt. Will be calculated using the number of participants who are successful divided by the number of participants randomized to group.

  • Local & Systemic Reactogenicity [ Time Frame: Follow up (Day 8) ]
    Maximum self-reported diameter of redness, induration, and swelling, and maximum intensity and duration of itchiness, fever, muscle ache, joint pain, headache, fatigue, feeling unwell, and injection site pain as reported on Day 8 after vaccination

  • Pain at Injection Site [ Time Frame: Follow up (Day 8 ]
    Self-perceived pain of injection will be recorded on an 11-point visual analogue scale immediately following vaccination (Day 0) and at follow-up (Day 8)

Enrollment: 868
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Nurse-administered IM
Nurse-administered intramuscular influenza vaccine (Vaxigrip, 0.5 mL)
Biological: Vaxigrip
Influenza vaccine, trivalent, split-virion, inactivated, approved for the 2012-2013 influenza season in the northern hemisphere
Experimental: Self-administered intradermal
Self-administered intradermal influenza vaccine (Intanza 0.1 mL)
Biological: Intanza
Intanza influenza vaccine, trivalent split-virion, inactivated, approved for the 2012-2013 influenza season in northern hemisphere
Active Comparator: Repeat self-administration intradermal
Self-administration of intradermal influenza vaccine (Intanza 0.1 mL) by participants who self-administered an intradermal vaccine in our 2010 study
Biological: Intanza
Intanza influenza vaccine, trivalent split-virion, inactivated, approved for the 2012-2013 influenza season in northern hemisphere

Detailed Description:
Vaccination of healthcare workers has been shown to reduce mortality and morbidity in the patients they care for, as well as reducing illness and absenteeism in the healthcare workers themselves, and healthcare worker vaccination programs have been shown to be cost-effective for hospitals because of the reduced absenteeism. Although influenza vaccination programs based on nurse-administered intramuscular vaccination are effective, easy access to vaccination for hospital staff remains a challenge, in part because of large numbers of staff working evening, night and weekend shifts. In addition, in the Canadian setting, increasing the efficiency of all hospital programs is a priority. If regular recipients of seasonal vaccine became accustomed to the practice, self-administration may significantly improve the efficiency of pandemic mass vaccination campaigns.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 69 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medically stable men or women 18 to 69 years of age (inclusive)
  • Work in any capacity (including physicians and midwives with admitting privileges), volunteer, or student at participating hospital
  • Able to read, understand, and respond to questionnaires
  • Able to read, understand, and sign an informed consent form
  • Available for follow-up for 8 days post-vaccination
  • Participants in Part B (repeat administration) of the study must also have participated in the previous randomized control trial of self- versus nurse-administered intradermal influenza vaccine and must have attempted to self-administer the vaccine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Already received 2012-13 influenza vaccine
  • History of a severe reaction following influenza vaccination
  • Known allergy to components of study vaccines (Intanza® or Vaxigrip®)
  • History of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) within 8 weeks following influenza vaccination
  • Acute febrile illness (>37.9ºC orally) within the past 48 hours (participation may be deferred until recovery for these subjects)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01665807

Canada, Nova Scotia
Center for Vaccinology
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Canada, Ontario
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G1X5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brenda Coleman
Sanofi Pasteur, a Sanofi Company
Principal Investigator: Brenda L Coleman, PhD Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Study Director: Melissa Barton Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Study Director: Christine Moore Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Principal Investigator: Shelly A McNeil, MD Canadian Centre for Vaccinology
Study Director: Joanne M Langley, MD Canadian Centre for Vaccinology
Study Director: Scott A Halperin, MD Canadian Centre for Vaccinology
Principal Investigator: Allison J McGeer, MD, FRCPC Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Brenda Coleman, Clinical Scientist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada Identifier: NCT01665807     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SP1203
Study First Received: August 13, 2012
Results First Received: July 31, 2013
Last Updated: March 22, 2017

Keywords provided by Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Immunologic Factors
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