Purpose

This study is designed 1) to describe the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of V114 and Prevnar 13™ in pneumococcal vaccine-naïve adult and pediatric recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), and 2) to describe the safety and tolerability of PNEUMOVAX™23 when administered 12 months after HSCT.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Over 3 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Received a human leukocyte antigen (HLA) compatible donor including haploidentical and mismatched (related or unrelated) first allogeneic HSCT (i.e., bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell) 90 to 180 days prior to randomization.
  • Received the allogeneic HSCT for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in first or second remission, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in first or second remission, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in first chronic or accelerated phase, Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), myelofibrosis and myeloproliferative diseases, and non-malignant disease such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell disease in participants ≥18 years of age and any non-malignant disease for participants 3 to <18 years of age.
  • Life expectancy >12 months after allogeneic HSCT, according to investigator judgement.
  • Clinically stable engraftment according to investigator judgment.
  • A female participant is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant or breastfeeding, and at least 1 of the following conditions applies: a) not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) OR b) a WOCBP who agrees to use acceptable contraceptive methods during the treatment period and for at least 6 weeks after the last dose of study intervention.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Receipt of a previous allogeneic HSCT.
  • Received allogeneic HSCT with ex-vivo graft manipulation, in vivo T cell depletion with alemtuzumab, or haploidentical allogeneic HSCT with high dose anti-thymocyte globulin.
  • Received allogeneic HSCT for multiple myeloma or, for participants ≥18 years of age only, for any nonmalignant diseases except sickle cell disease and aplastic anemia.
  • Persistent or relapsed primary disease after allogeneic HSCT.
  • History of severe GVHD (Grade 3 or 4 GVHD) after allogeneic HSCT.
  • Planned organ transplantation after allogeneic HSCT.
  • History of culture-positive pneumococcal disease occurring after allogeneic HSCT.
  • Known hypersensitivity to any component of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or any diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine.
  • History of acquired immunodeficiency such as documented HIV infection, or anatomic asplenia.
  • Coagulation disorder contraindicating intramuscular vaccinations.
  • Severe hepatic impairment (defined as Child-Pugh Class C) at Screening.
  • Serum aspartate transaminase (AST) or alanine transaminase (ALT) >5 × upper limit of normal (ULN) or serum total bilirubin >2.5 × ULN at Screening.
  • A WOCBP who has a positive urine or serum pregnancy test before the 1st vaccination.
  • Received chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy or checkpoint inhibitor directed therapy (i.e., anti-Programmed Cell Death (PD)-1) after allogeneic HSCT.
  • Received or planned to receive anti-Cluster of Differentiation (CD) 20 B-cell targeted therapy (e.g., rituximab) after allogeneic HSCT.
  • Non-study pneumococcal vaccine administered after allogeneic HSCT, or is expected to receive non-study pneumococcal vaccine during participation in the study.
  • Is currently participating or has participated in an interventional clinical study with an investigational compound/agent or device within 2 weeks of participating in this current study, or plans to receive any investigational compound/agent or device (in addition to existing therapy) within 2 weeks of any vaccination, that in the opinion of the investigator would interfere with the evaluation of the study objectives.
  • Is, at the time of signing informed consent, a user of recreational or illicit drugs or has had a recent history (within the last year) of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence as assessed by the study investigator.
  • Has history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, laboratory test result abnormality, or other circumstance that might expose the participant to risk by participating in the study, confound the results of the study, or interfere with the participant's participation for the full duration of the study.
  • Is or has an immediate family member who is investigational site or Sponsor staff directly involved with this study.

Study Design

Phase
Phase 3
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Prevention
Masking
Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
V114
Participants will receive a single 0.5 mL intramuscular (IM) injection of V114 on Day 1, Day 30 and Day 60 and a single 0.5 mL IM injection of PNEUMOVAX™23 at 12 months after HSCT. Participants will have received HSCT 90 to 180 days prior to Day 1. Those who develop chronic graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) during the first year after HSCT will receive V114 instead of PNEUMOVAX™23 as their fourth dose.
  • Biological: V114
    15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine with serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, 22F, 23F, 33F (2 mcg each), serotype 6B (4 mcg) and Merck Aluminum Phosphate Adjuvant (125 mcg) in each 0.5 mL dose.
  • Biological: PNEUMOVAX™23
    23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine with serotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 8, 9N, 9V, 10A, 11A, 12F, 14, 15B, 17F, 18C, 19A, 19F, 20, 22F, 23F, 33F (25 mcg each) in each 0.5 mL dose
Active Comparator
Prevnar 13™
Participants will receive a single 0.5 mL IM injection of Prevnar 13™ on Day 1, Day 30 and Day 60 and a single 0.5 mL IM injection of PNEUMOVAX™23 at 12 months after HSCT. Participants will have received HSCT 90 to 180 days prior to Day 1. Those who develop chronic GVHD during the first year after HSCT will receive Prevnar 13™ instead of PNEUMOVAX™23 as their fourth dose.
  • Biological: Prevnar 13™
    13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine with serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, 23F (2.2 mcg) and 6B (4.4 mcg), and aluminum phosphate adjuvant (125 mcg aluminum) in each 0.5 ml dose
  • Biological: PNEUMOVAX™23
    23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine with serotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6B, 7F, 8, 9N, 9V, 10A, 11A, 12F, 14, 15B, 17F, 18C, 19A, 19F, 20, 22F, 23F, 33F (25 mcg each) in each 0.5 mL dose

Recruiting Locations

Montefiore Einstein Center ( Site 0164)
Bronx, New York 10467
Contact:
Study Coordinator
718-741-2342

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Study Contact

Toll Free Number
1-888-577-8839
Trialsites@merck.com

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