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Immune responses from adjuvanted pandemic flu vaccine persist into following season

May 6, 2015

Either one full dose or two half doses of the trivalent inactivated 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine, that included the AS03 adjuvant, elicited robust immune response levels that persisted above those considered to be protective for at least 6 to 18 months among otherwise healthy children aged 6 months and older, according to study findings.

“In this report, we present the results of two, phase IV studies conducted to assess the immunogenicity, reactogenicity and safety of [trivalent inactivated vaccine] containing the A(H1N1)pdm09 strain in children 6 months to 9 years of age and 10 to 17 years of age who had previously received two half doses or one full dose of [the vaccine],” Timo Vesikari, MD, PhD, of the University of Tampere Medical School in Finland, and colleagues wrote.

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