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Additional Measles Vaccine at 4 Months of Age

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2013 by Bandim Health Project.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 6, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 15, 2013
Information provided by:
Bandim Health Project

Brief Summary:

Overall objective: To conduct a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to examine whether an early two-dose measles vaccination (MV) strategy at 4 and 9 months will reduce child mortality compared with the WHO strategy of one dose of MV at 9 months.

Specific hypotheses Hypothesis I) Two doses of MV at 4 and 9 months compared with the standard dose of MV at 9 months will reduce mortality by 30% between 4 months and 5 years of age1. As in a previous trial it is expected that the beneficial effect is strongest for girls.

Hypothesis II) Children receiving MV at 4 months in the presence of maternal measles antibodies (MatAb) will have 35% lower mortality between 4 months and 5 years of age than children receiving MV at 4 months with no detectable MatAb.

Implications: These hypotheses are based on a previous RCT showing strong beneficial effects of providing an early measles vaccine, in particular among children with MatAb.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Measles Infection Biological: Measles vaccine Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomised Trial of an Additional Measles Vaccine at 4 Months of Age to Reduce Child Mortality and to Explore the Role of Maternal Measles Antibodies for the Beneficial Non-specific Effects of Measles Vaccine
Study Start Date : August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Measles

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Early measles vaccine
Receives an early measles vaccine in addition to the standard measles vaccine at 9 months of age
Biological: Measles vaccine
Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccine

No Intervention: No early measles vaccine
Receives only the standard measles vaccine at 9 months of age

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality
    Differences in mortality rates between the intervention and control groups

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Morbidity
    Symptoms of infection

  2. Hospitalisations/consultations
    Visits to health center for consultation due to illness, hospitalisation

  3. Growth
    Weight, length, arm circumference

  4. Measles infection
    Measles infection assessed by medical doctor and/or verified by blood samples

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Months to 7 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children aged 4 to 7 months who received the third dose of pentavalent vaccine at least 4 weeks earlier

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malformations
  • Severely ill
  • Severely malnourished

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01486355

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Contact: Peter Aaby, DMSc +45 3268 3950
Contact: Christine S Benn, MD, PhD +45 3268 8354

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Bandim Health Project Recruiting
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, 1004
Principal Investigator: Cesario L Martins, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bandim Health Project
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT01486355    
Other Study ID Numbers: MVurban
First Posted: December 6, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 15, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013
Keywords provided by Bandim Health Project:
Measles infection
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Morbillivirus Infections
Paramyxoviridae Infections
Mononegavirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases