Clinical Trials

Pneumococcal Vaccine in 2 month olds

Posted on 9/23/2020
The purpose of this research study is to learn abut the sfety and immune response of an investigational vaccine called 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.  Vaccines are given to prevent people from getting infections and they work by helping the body to fight off germs.

Currently, one vaccine (Prevnar 13) is approved and included as part of the recommended vaccines for infants.  Prevnar 13 is made up of components to prevent diseases caused by 13 types of S. pneumoniae.  The investigational vaccine that is being studied is made up of components to prevent diseases caused by 20 types of S. pneumoniae - 7 more than Prevnar 13.  

Your child would receive either the pneumococcal study vaccine or Prevar 13, which is already approved.  Your child will receive the vaccine at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 12-15 months of age.  In addition, your child will receive all the other normal vaccinations (RotaTeq, RECOMBIVAX HB, Pentacel, HIBERIX, M-M-R II, VARIVAX, VAQTA)

Your baby may be eligible to take part in this research study if your baby is healthy, about 2 months old, and has not been previously vaccinated with any pneumococcal vaccine. 

Your child will be in the study about 16-20 months and visit the study site about 7 times.

All study visits, procedures and study vaccinations will be provided at no cost to you or your insurance company. 

In addition, you will be compensated for your time and travel if you decide to allow your child participate.  You will receive $65.00 for each completed visit.

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