Intradermal Trivalent Influenza Vaccine With Imiquimod

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Ivan FN Hung, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01508884
First received: January 9, 2012
Last updated: December 8, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

Despite the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee declared an end to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic globally, the emergence of the novel 2009 H1N1 virus in March 2009 has affected more than 214 countries with at least 18000 deaths [1]. Patients with chronic underlying illness and extreme of ages are at risk of developing severe disease and complications [2-3]. Resistance to oseltamivir has also been reported [4]. Therefore, vaccination with the 2010/2011 trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) with the 2009 H1N1-like virus incorporated will be the best protection against the influenza infection, especially among the at risk population. Recent study on dose sparing seasonal influenza vaccine delivered via a novel intradermal microneedle has demonstrated good immunogenic responses similar to full-dose intramuscular vaccination [6]. Poor immunogenicity of the H1N1 2009 component of the trivalent influenza has been reported [7].

Study has also suggested the combined intradermal vaccination with local stimulation of dermal antigen presenting cells by applying imiquimod cream (Aldara) to the injection site, which activate antigen presenting cells (APC) through the toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) may produce better immunogenicity [8].

Imiquimod cream is currently registered for the treatment of warts and basal cell carcinoma. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that after treatment with imiquimod, the antigen is processed and presented to cells of the adaptive immune system leading to clearance of the virus and subsequent clearance of the lesions [9]. In addition to functional maturation, imiquimod induces migration of dendritic cells from the dermis to draining lymph nodes [10,11]. Subcutaneous administration of imiquimod as vaccine adjuvant simultaneously with the antigen of interest, has shown to induce enhanced responses towards the administered antigen [12].

We therefore performed a prospective, double blind, randomized controlled study to compare the safety and immunogenicity between intradermal 2011/2012 TIV immunization with pretreatment of imiquimod cream and conventional full dose intramuscular 2011/2012 TIV immunization with pretreatment of aqueous cream as control.


Condition Intervention
Chronic Illness
Biological: influenza vaccine
Drug: Imiquimod
Drug: Aqueous cream

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Efficacy and Effectiveness of Intradermal Trivalent Influenza Vaccine With Topical Imiquimod, a Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by The University of Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Seroconversion rate [ Time Frame: day 7 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of subjects with an hemagglutination inhibition antibody titre <10 at baseline and a post-vaccination titre of ≥40 or a titre >10 at baseline and at least a four-fold increase in titre post-vaccination on day 7


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Geometric mean titer old increase in influenza antibody titer [ Time Frame: day 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The GMT fold increase in influenza antibody titer by hemagglutination inhibition or microneutralization antibody assays on day 21 compared to day 0

  • Seroprotection rate [ Time Frame: day 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of subjects achieving an antibody titer achieving an influenza antibody titer of 1:40 or above by hemagglutination inhibition or microneutralization antibody assay on day 21

  • Adverse events (Immediate) [ Time Frame: 30 minutes after vaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Patients who develop systemic or local adverse events within 30 minutes of vaccination

  • Geometric mean titer old increase in influenza antibody titer [ Time Frame: day 7 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The GMT fold increase in influenza antibody titer by hemagglutination inhibition or microneutralization antibody assay on day 7 compared to day 0

  • Seroprotection rate [ Time Frame: day 7 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of subjects achieving an antibody titer achieving an influenza antibody titer of 1:40 or above by hemagglutination inhibition or microneutralization antibody assay on day 7

  • Geometric mean titer old increase in influenza antibody titer [ Time Frame: year 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The GMT fold increase in influenza antibody titer by hemagglutination inhibition or microneutralization antibody assay at year 1 compared to day 0

  • Seroprotection rate [ Time Frame: year 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of subjects achieving an antibody titer achieving an influenza antibody titer of 1:40 or above by hemagglutination inhibition or microneutralization antibody assay at year 1

  • Seroconversion rate [ Time Frame: Year 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of subjects with an hemagglutination inhibition antibody titre <10 at baseline and a post-vaccination titre of ≥40 or a titre >10 at baseline and at least a four-fold increase in titre post-vaccination at year 1

  • Adverse events (7 days) [ Time Frame: 7 days after vaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Patients who develop systemic or local adverse events within 1 week of vaccination

  • Seroconversion rate [ Time Frame: Day 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of subjects with an hemagglutination inhibition antibody titre <10 at baseline and a post-vaccination titre of ≥40 or a titre >10 at baseline and at least a four-fold increase in titre post-vaccination on day 21

  • Geometric mean titer old increase in influenza antibody titer [ Time Frame: Day 14 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The GMT fold increase in influenza antibody titer by hemagglutination inhibition or microneutralization antibody assay at year 1 compared to day 0

  • Seroprotection rate [ Time Frame: Day 14 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of subjects achieving an antibody titer achieving an influenza antibody titer of 1:40 or above by hemagglutination inhibition or microneutralization antibody assay at year 1

  • Seroconversion rate [ Time Frame: Day 14 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The percentage of subjects with an hemagglutination inhibition antibody titre <10 at baseline and a post-vaccination titre of ≥40 or a titre >10 at baseline and at least a four-fold increase in titre post-vaccination at year 1

  • Effectiveness [ Time Frame: 1 year post vaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    hospitalization for pneumonia or influenza

  • Effectiveness [ Time Frame: 1 year post vaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Nasopharyngeal sample positive for influenza A


Enrollment: 93
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: IM vaccine and placebo cream
A single dose of intramuscular influenza vaccine (15ug non-adjuvanted 2011/2012 TIV) with pre-treatment of the injected skin with aqueous cream
Biological: influenza vaccine
single dose of intramuscular 15mcg non-adjuvanted 2011/2012 trivalent influenza vaccine
Other Name: Vaxigrip
Drug: Aqueous cream
pretreatment with topical aqueous cream to the injection site before vaccination
Active Comparator: ID vaccine and placebo cream
A single dose of intradermal influenza vaccine (15ug non-adjuvanted 2011/2012 TIV) with pre-treatment of the injected skin with aqueous cream
Biological: influenza vaccine
single dose of intradermal 15mcg non-adjuvanted 2011/2012 trivalent influenza vaccine
Other Name: Intanza 15
Drug: Aqueous cream
pretreatment with topical aqueous cream to the injection site before vaccination
Experimental: ID vaccine and imiquimod cream
A single dose intradermal influenza vaccine (15ug non-adjuvanted 2011/2012 TIV) with pre-treatment of the injected skin with imiquimod cream applied to the skin before vaccination
Biological: influenza vaccine
single dose of intradermal 15 mcg non-adjuvanted 2011/2012 trivalent influenza vaccine
Other Name: Intanza 15
Drug: Imiquimod
pretreatment with topical imiquimod cream to the injection site before vaccination
Other Name: Aldara

Detailed Description:

References

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  8. Roukens R, Vossen AC, Boland GJ, et al. Intradermal hepatitis B vaccination in non-responders after topical application of imiquimod (Aldara). Vaccine 2010;4288-4293.
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All adult patients at the age of 21 or above with chronic illness and given written informed consent
  • Subjects must be available to complete the study and comply with study procedures. Willingness to allow for serum samples to be stored beyond the study period, for potential additional future testing to better characterize immune response.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically significant immune-related diseases or significant recent co-morbidities
  • Inability to comprehend and to follow all required study procedures
  • History or any illness that might interfere with the results of the study or pose additional risk to the subjects due to participation in the study
  • Have received 2011/2012 TIV
  • Have a recent history (documented, confirmed or suspected) of a flu-like disease within a week of vaccination.
  • Have a known allergy to eggs or other components of the Study Vaccines (including gelatin, formaldehyde, octoxinol, thimerosal, and chicken protein), or history of any anaphylaxis, serious vaccine reactions, to any excipients.
  • Have a positive urine or serum pregnancy test within 24 hours prior to vaccination, or women who are breastfeeding.
  • Female of childbearing potential, not using any acceptable contraceptive methods for at least 2 months prior to study entry or that do not plan to use acceptable birth control measures during the first 3 weeks after vaccination.
  • Have immunosuppression as a result of an underlying illness or treatment, or use of anticancer chemotherapy or radiation therapy (cytotoxic) within the preceding 36 months.
  • Have an active neoplastic disease or a history of any hematologic malignancy.
  • Have long-term use of glucocorticoids including oral, parenteral or high-dose inhaled steroids (>800 mcg/day of beclomethasone dipropionate or equivalent) within the preceding 6 months. (Nasal and topical steroids are allowed).
  • Have a history of receiving immunoglobulin or other blood product within the 3 months prior to vaccination in this study.
  • Have known active human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, acute hepatitis B or C infection, autoimmune hepatitis and related cirrhosis
  • Received an experimental agent (vaccine, drug, biologic, device, blood product, or medication) within 1 month prior to vaccination in this study or expect to receive an experimental agent during this study. Unwilling to refuse participation in another clinical study through the end of this study.
  • History of progressive or severe neurological disorders
  • Have received any licensed vaccines within 4 weeks or inactivated licensed vaccines within 2 weeks prior to vaccination in this study or plan receipt of such vaccines within 21 days following the second vaccination (only exception being unadjuvanted seasonal influenza vaccines which are allowed until 1 week prior to and after 1 week study vaccinations).
  • Axillary temperature ≥ 38°C or oral temperature ≥ 38.5°C within 3 days of intended study vaccination
  • Surgery planned during the study period that in the Investigator's opinion would interfere with the study visits schedule
  • Have a history of alcohol or drug abuse in the last 5 years.
  • Have a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
  • Have any condition that the investigator believes may interfere with successful completion of the study.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01508884

Locations
Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ivan FN Hung, MD FRCP The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Ivan FN Hung, Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01508884     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HKU-2012-432
Study First Received: January 9, 2012
Last Updated: December 8, 2013
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by The University of Hong Kong:
intradermal
influenza
vaccination

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Influenza, Human
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Imiquimod
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Interferon Inducers

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