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2021 Sep 13

Lancet Infect Dis

Safety and immunogenicity of the two-dose heterologous Ad26.ZEBOV and MVA-BN-Filo Ebola vaccine regimen in children in Sierra Leone: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial.


Afolabi MO, Ishola D, Manno D, Keshinro B, Bockstal V, Rogers B, Owusu-Kyei K, Serry-Bangura A, Swaray I, Lowe B, Kowuor D, Baiden F, Mooney T, Smout E, Köhn B, Otieno GT, Jusu M, Foster J, Samai M, Deen G F, et al.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 Sep 13.
PMID: 34529962.


Children account for a substantial proportion of cases and deaths from Ebola virus disease. We aimed to assess the safety and immunogenicity of a two-dose heterologous vaccine regimen, comprising the adenovirus type 26 vector-based vaccine encoding the Ebola virus glycoprotein (Ad26.ZEBOV) and the modified vaccinia Ankara vector-based vaccine, encoding glycoproteins from the Ebola virus, Sudan virus, and Marburg virus, and the nucleoprotein from the Tai Forest virus (MVA-BN-Filo), in a paediatric population in Sierra Leone.