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Vaccine. 2010 Jul 19;28(32):5272-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.05.057. Epub 2010 Jun 9.

Immunogenicity and safety of the human rotavirus vaccine Rotarix co-administered with routine infant vaccines following the vaccination schedules in Europe.

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University of Tampere, Medical School, FIN-33014 Tampere, Finland.


This study assessed the immunogenicity and safety of a human rotavirus vaccine RIX4414; the effect of co-administration of childhood vaccines on the immune responses was also assessed. Healthy infants aged 6-14 weeks received two doses of RIX4414/placebo concomitantly with the primary childhood vaccination (Infanrix hexa, Infanrix quinta,Meningitec and/or Prevnar), respecting the vaccination schedule of each country. Anti-rotavirus IgA seroconversion rate (ELISA cut-off 20 U/ml) was measured pre-vaccination and 1-2 months post-Dose 2. Immune response against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated polio virus, pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate (France and Germany) and meningococcal group C conjugate vaccines (Spain) were measured approximately 1-month post-Dose 3. An overall anti-rotavirus IgA seroconversion rate of 86.5%(95% CI: 83.9-88.8) was observed in the RIX4414 group 1-month post-Dose 2. The seroconversion rate in Finland and Italy (3 and 5-month schedule) was 94.6%(95% CI: 90.0-97.5) and 92.3%(95% CI: 64.0-99.8), respectively. Immune response to the childhood vaccines was unaffected following co-administration with RIX4414. Reactogenicity profile was similar for RIX4414 and placebo groups. RIX4414 was immunogenic and well tolerated in European infants and the co-administration of routine childhood vaccines with RIX4414 did not negatively impact the immune responses to these vaccines.

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