Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

Immunogenicity and safety of a liquid hexavalent vaccine in Indian infants

  • Jugesh Chhatwal
  • Sanjay Lalwani
  • Emmanuel VidorEmail author
Research Paper



To evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of a fully liquid, hexavalent diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis–inactivated poliovirus–hepatitis B–Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP~T) vaccine in Indian infants.


Phase III, single-arm study.


Two tertiary-care hospitals.


177 healthy, 6-week-old infants.


All participants received hepatitis B vaccine and Oral polio vaccine (OPV) at birth and DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP~T at 6, 10, 14 weeks of age.

Main outcome measures

Serum was analyzed for immune responses to all antigens 1 month post-3rd dose; safety was assessed for 30 minutes post-vaccination, and for 7 days (solicited reactions) and 30 days (unsolicited events).


Seroprotection rates were 100% for anti-HB (≥10 mIU/mL), anti-PRP (≥0.15 μg/mL), anti-T (≥0.01 IU/mL), anti-polio 1, 2, and 3 (≥8 [1/dil]), and 99.3% for diphtheria (≥0.01 IU/mL). For the pertussis antigens, vaccine response rate was 93.8% for anti-PT and 99.3% for anti-FHA. 37.9% and 54.6% of participants experienced at least one solicited injection site and systemic reaction, respectively, and 20.3% of participants experienced at least one unsolicited event (none of which was related to the vaccination). Four serious adverse events (including one death) were reported, but none was related to the vaccination.


The fully liquid DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP~T vaccine is highly immunogenic in infants in India when administered in a 6, 10, 14 week schedule along with HB and OPV administered at birth, and was well tolerated.


Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus vaccine Haemophilus influenzae Hepatitis B Immunization Poliovirus Vaccination program 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jugesh Chhatwal
    • 1
  • Sanjay Lalwani
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Vidor
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Pediatrics DepartmentCMC and HospitalLudhianaIndia
  2. 2.Pediatrics DepartmentBharati Vidyapeeth University Medical CollegePuneIndia
  3. 3.Sanofi PasteurLyonFrance

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