Immune response and one-year antibody persistence after a fourth dose of a novel Haemophilus influenzae type b and Neisseria meningitidis serogroups C and Y-tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine (HibMenCY) at 12 to 15 months of age.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Impact Factor: 3.14). 05/2010; 29(5):469-71. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181cdd379
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ABSTRACT A total of 236 infants received a fourth Haemophilus influenzae type b-Neisseria meningitidis serogroups C and Y-tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine (HibMenCY) dose at 12 to 15 months. One month later, the proportion with anti-PRP antibody > or =1.0 microg/mL and bactericidal titers > or =1:8 to MenC and MenY was 98.9%, 96.9%, and 95.4%, respectively. One year later, anti-PRP concentrations > or =0.15 microg/mL, and MenC and MenY bactericidal titers > or =1:8 persisted in 100%, 96.6%, and 83.8%, respectively. The safety profile of HibMenCY was comparable to Hib.

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