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2022 Sep 19

Hum Vaccin Immunother

Safety of the 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: A phase I clinical trial.


Pan L-L, Gao Z, Zhou W-W, Li M-J, Fang W-J, Ji W-J, Zhao Y, DU L, Zhao Y-L
Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022 Sep 19:2116881.
PMID: 36121914.


To evaluate the safety of the 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV15 (by LvZhu & Co. Ltd)) in healthy infants aged 2 months (minimum to 6 weeks) and 3 months old. This phase I clinical trial enrolled 80 subjects in Laishui County, Hebei Province, China. The total population was divided into 4 age groups on average: 20 adults (≥18 years) and 20 children (1-5 years) all received one vaccine dose; 20 infants (3 months) received the vaccine according to a 3-dose schedule at 0, 1, and 2 months. Twenty infants (2 months, minimum of 6 weeks old) received the vaccine according to a 3-dose schedule of 0, 2, and 4 months. The adverse events (AEs) until 30 days after each dose and serious adverse events (SAEs) until 6 months after the whole dose were reported. The solicited and unsolicited AE frequencies and laboratory indices were similar among the treatment groups. No vaccine-related SAEs were reported. Most vaccine-related adverse events consisting of systemic and local reactions were fever and pain. One hypersensitivity manifested as systemic urticaria that occurred on the third day after the second dose in the 2-month group. The 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was generally well tolerated in infants.