Background: Pneumococcal disease remains a public health priority worldwide. This phase 2 study (V114-008; NCT02987972; EudraCT 2016-001117-25) compared safety and immunogenicity of 2 clinical lots of V114 (investigational 15-valent pneumococcal vaccine: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, 19A, 22F∗, 23F, 33F∗) to 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in healthy infants (∗serotypes unique to V114). Methods: Healthy infants 6-12 weeks old were randomized to receive a 4-dose regimen of V114 Lot 1, V114 Lot 2 or PCV13 at 2, 4, 6 and 12-15 months old. Adverse events were evaluated after each dose. Primary immunogenicity endpoint was to demonstrate noninferiority of V114 Lot 1 and V114 Lot 2 relative to PCV13 based on proportion of infants achieving serotype-specific IgG concentration ≥0.35 μg/mL for 13 serotypes shared with PCV13 at 1 month postdose 3 (PD3). Serotype-specific IgG geometric mean concentrations (GMCs) for all 15 V114 serotypes were measured at PD3, predose 4 and 1 month postdose 4 (PD4). Results: Overall, 1044 of 1051 randomized infants received ≥1 dose of vaccine (V114 Lot 1 [n = 350], V114 Lot 2 [n = 347] or PCV13 [n = 347]). Adverse events were generally comparable across groups. At PD3, both V114 lots met noninferiority criteria for all 13 serotypes shared with PCV13. IgG GMCs were comparable among V114 and PCV13 recipients at PD3 and PD4. Serotype 3 responses were higher following receipt of V114 than PCV13. Both V114 lots induced higher GMCs than PCV13 to the 2 unique V114 serotypes. Conclusions: Immunogenicity of both V114 lots was noninferior to PCV13 for all 13 shared serotypes between the 2 vaccines and displayed comparable safety and tolerability profiles to PCV13.
- pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases