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CAPEDING, Maria Rosario; CADORNA-CARLOS, Josefina; BOOK-MONTELLANO, May  and  ORTIZ, Esteban. Immunogenicity and safety of a DTaP-IPV//PRP~T combination vaccine given with hepatitis B vaccine: a randomized open-label trial. Bull World Health Organ [online]. 2008, vol.86, n.6, pp.443-451. ISSN 0042-9686.

OBJECTIVE: To determine seroprotection and vaccine response rates produced by a diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type-b conjugate (DTaP-IPV//PRP~T) vaccine containing a polyribosyl-ribitol-phosphate (PRP)-tetanus toxoid conjugate (PentaximTM) and given with a hepatitis B vaccine. Methods In this multicentre open-label trial, 424 infants who received DTaP-IPV//PRP~T at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age were also randomized to receive hepatitis B vaccine at either 6, 10 and 14 weeks or 0, 6 and 14 weeks of age. Antibody levels were determined at 6 and 18 weeks of age, and reactogenicity was monitored using parental reports. FINDINGS: Immunogenicity was high for all vaccine antigens and was similar to that in a historical control study. After primary vaccination, 98.7% of all infants had an anti-PRP antibody titre > 0.15 mg/ml. Seroprotection against poliovirus type-1, -2 and -3 and tetanus was obtained in all infants, and against diphtheria, in 97.1%. Pertussis seroconversion, defined as a > fourfold increase in antibody titre, occurred in 95.3% for anti-pertussis toxoid antibody and in 89.0% for anti-filamentous haemagglutinin antibody. The hepatitis B seroprotection rate was 99.5% with administration at 0, 6 and 14 weeks, and 97.8%, at 6, 10 and 14 weeks. However, the antibody titre was higher with the 0, 6 and 14-week schedule (601 mIU/ml versus 207 mIU/ml). The reactogenicity of both vaccines was low. CONCLUSION: The DTaP-IPV//PRP~T vaccine was highly immunogenic. The anti-hepatitis B antibody response was seroprotective with both schedules, though the antibody titre was higher with the 0, 6 and 14-week schedule.

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