Study of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine Given at an Earlier Schedule With Shorter Intervals

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 1, 2005
World Health Organization
Institute Pedro Kouri, Ministry of Public Health (Cuba)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information provided by:
Pan American Health Organization

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to evaluated the effectiveness of inactivated poliovirus vaccine at a vaccine schedule that is commonly used in developing countries. The effectiveness of inactivated poliovaccine given at this schedule is important to national policy makers as they consider vaccination policies after the use of oral polio vaccine is discontinued.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Level of Immunity Against Poliovirus Infection Biological: Inactivated Polio Vaccine given at an accelerated schedule Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
After polio eradication, access to live polioviruses will be highly restricted, and oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) use must be discontinued. OPV-using countries must decide whether to switch to inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) or stop polio vaccination. Because only limited data are available on IPV immunogenicity in tropical developing countries, we conducted a randomized controlled trial of IPV in Cuba. The objectives of this study were to assess the humoral and mucosal immunogenicity conferred by IPV administered at the WHO-EPI schedule (6,10,14 wks of age) vs. placebo. A third arm was added to evaluate the immunogenicity of IPV administered at 2 and 4 months of age. Antibody titers were measured prior to the first dose as well as 1 month after the last dose in each study arm. Target sample size was 100 children in each arm. Mucosal (intestinal immunity) was measured indirectly through assessing poliovirus excretion in each group after a "natural challenge" of trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV)recieved by study participants through their participation in the annual OPV mass campaigns approximately 1 month after their last dose of vaccine.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine in Cuba
Study Start Date : August 2001
Study Completion Date : January 2003

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Seroconversion by measuring level of poliovirus antibodies in serum. Also, measure of virus titer in stools to indirectly assess the level of intestinal mucosal immunity

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Weeks to 2 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Infants born 18 – 20 weeks prior to the first round of the 2002 National Immunization Days in cuba (in March 2002).

Born healthy at one of the 4 designated maternity hospitals in Cuba

Exclusion Criteria:

Serious congenital defect/disease at birth

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00260312

Sponsors and Collaborators
Pan American Health Organization
World Health Organization
Institute Pedro Kouri, Ministry of Public Health (Cuba)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Miguel Galindo, MD Ministry of Public Health, Cuba

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00260312     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3827
First Posted: December 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 1, 2005
Last Verified: January 2004

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs