Apr 3, 2020

Immunogenicity and safety of a quadrivalent meningococcal tetanus toxoid-conjugate vaccine (MenACYW-TT) in adults 56 years of age and older: a Phase II randomized study

Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Judith KirsteinMandeep S Dhingra


MenACYW-TT is an investigational quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine intended for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by serogroups A, C, W, and Y in individuals aged 6 weeks and above. This Phase II, randomized, open-label, multicenter, exploratory study assessed the safety and immunogenicity of MenACYW-TT compared with a quadrivalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4) in 301 healthy adults aged ≥56 y in the US (NCT01732627). Participants were randomized 2:1 to receive MenACYW-TT or MPSV4. Serum bactericidal assays using human (hSBA) or baby rabbit (rSBA) complement were used to measure functional antibodies against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, and Y at baseline and 30 d post-vaccination. Safety data were collected up to 30 d post-vaccination. Proportions of study participants with hSBA titers ≥1:8 against serogroups A, C, W, and Y were increased at Day 30 compared with baseline in both vaccine groups. The proportions of participants with hSBA titers ≥1:8 after MenACYW-TT vaccination were comparable to those after MPSV4 vaccination for serogroups A and C (A: 93.8% vs. 85.1%; C: 74.9% vs. 62.8%) and distinctly higher than after MPSV4 for serogroups W and Y (W: 79.5% vs. 60.6%; Y...Continue Reading

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Phase 2 Clinical Trials
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Vaccines, Conjugate
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RsbA protein, Proteus mirabilis
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