NDC 0006-4329 Vaxneuvance
Pneumococcal 15-valent Conjugate Vaccine Crm197 Protein Adsorbed Injection, Suspension Intramuscular

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Vaxneuvance is a vaccine label product labeled by Merck Sharp & Dohme Llc. The generic name of Vaxneuvance is pneumococcal 15-valent conjugate vaccine crm197 protein adsorbed. The product's dosage form is injection, suspension and is administered via intramuscular form.

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Package Description: 1 SYRINGE, GLASS in 1 CARTON > .5 mL in 1 SYRINGE, GLASS (0006-4329-01)

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Package Description: 10 SYRINGE, GLASS in 1 CARTON > .5 mL in 1 SYRINGE, GLASS (0006-4329-01)

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What are Vaxneuvance Active Ingredients?

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  • RxCUI: 2566416 - pneumococcal 15-valent conjugate vaccine 0.5 ML Prefilled Syringe
  • RxCUI: 2566416 - 0.5 ML Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 14 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 18C capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 22F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 23F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 33F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 4 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 5 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6A capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6B capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.008 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 7F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 9V capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe
  • RxCUI: 2566422 - VAXNEUVANCE 0.5 ML Prefilled Syringe
  • RxCUI: 2566422 - 0.5 ML Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 14 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 18C capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 22F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 23F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 33F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 4 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 5 capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6A capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6B capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.008 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 7F capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML / Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 9V capsular antigen diphtheria CRM197 protein conjugate vaccine 0.004 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Vaxneuvance]
  • RxCUI: 2566422 - Vaxneuvance (Pneumococcal 15-valent Conjugate Vaccine) 0.5 ML Prefilled Syringe

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  • SODIUM CHLORIDE (UNII: 451W47IQ8X)
  • HISTIDINE (UNII: 4QD397987E)
  • POLYSORBATE 20 (UNII: 7T1F30V5YH)
  • ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE (UNII: F92V3S521O)
  • WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)

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Vaxneuvance Labeling and Warnings

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Table of Contents



1 Indications And Usage



VAXNEUVANCE™ is indicated for active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, 22F, 23F and 33F in adults 18 years of age and older.


2 Dosage And Administration



For intramuscular use only.


2.1 Dosage



Administer a single 0.5 mL dose.


2.2 Administration



Hold the prefilled syringe horizontally and shake vigorously immediately prior to use to obtain an opalescent suspension in the prefilled syringe. Do not use the vaccine if it cannot be resuspended. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. Do not use if particulate matter or discoloration is observed.


3 Dosage Forms And Strengths



VAXNEUVANCE is a suspension for intramuscular injection supplied in a 0.5 mL single-dose prefilled syringe.


4 Contraindications



Do not administer VAXNEUVANCE to individuals with a severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any component of VAXNEUVANCE or to diphtheria toxoid. [See Description (11).]


5.1 Altered Immunocompetence



Some individuals with altered immunocompetence, including those receiving immunosuppressive therapy, may have a reduced immune response to VAXNEUVANCE. [See Drug Interactions (7.1) and Use in Specific Populations (8.6).]


6.1 Clinical Trials Experience



Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

The most commonly reported solicited adverse reactions in individuals 18 through 49 years of age were: injection-site pain (75.8%), fatigue (34.3%), myalgia (28.8%), headache (26.5%), injection-site swelling (21.7%), injection-site erythema (15.1%) and arthralgia (12.7%).

The most commonly reported solicited adverse reactions in individuals 50 years of age and older were: injection-site pain (66.8%), myalgia (26.9%), fatigue (21.5%), headache (18.9%), injection-site swelling (15.4%), injection-site erythema (10.9%) and arthralgia (7.7%).

Safety Assessment in Clinical Studies

The safety of VAXNEUVANCE was assessed in 7 randomized, double-blind clinical studies conducted in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, in which 5,630 adults 18 years of age and older received VAXNEUVANCE and 1,808 adults received Prevnar 13 [Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein)]. In Studies 1-3 (NCT03950622, NCT03950856, and NCT03480763), a total of 3,032 adults 50 years of age and older with no history of pneumococcal vaccination received VAXNEUVANCE and 1,154 participants received Prevnar 13. In Study 4 (NCT03547167), adults 18 through 49 years of age with no history of pneumococcal vaccination, including individuals with increased risk of developing pneumococcal disease, received VAXNEUVANCE (N=1,134) or Prevnar 13 (N=378), followed by PNEUMOVAX 23 six months later. In Study 5 (NCT02573181), adults 65 years of age and older previously vaccinated with PNEUMOVAX 23 (at least 1 year prior to study entry) received VAXNEUVANCE (N=127) or Prevnar 13 (N=126). In Study 6 (NCT03615482), adults 50 years of age and older received VAXNEUVANCE concomitantly with a seasonal inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (Fluarix Quadrivalent; QIV) (Group 1, N=600) or nonconcomitantly 30 days after QIV (Group 2, N=585). In this study population, 20.9% of individuals had a history of prior vaccination with PNEUMOVAX 23. In Study 7 (NCT03480802), HIV-infected adults 18 years of age and older received VAXNEUVANCE (N=152) or Prevnar 13 (N=150), followed by PNEUMOVAX 23 two months later.

The clinical studies included adults with stable underlying medical conditions (e.g., diabetes mellitus, renal disorders, chronic heart disease, chronic liver disease, chronic lung disease including asthma) and/or behavioral risk factors (e.g., smoking, increased alcohol use) that are known to increase the risk of pneumococcal disease. Overall, the mean age of the participants was 58 years and 54.6% were female. The racial distribution was as follows: 72.3% were White, 9.9% were Asian, 8.1% were American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.4% were Black or African American, and 18.1% were of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

In all studies, safety was monitored using a Vaccination Report Card (VRC) for up to 14 days postvaccination. Study investigators reviewed the VRC with the participants 15 days postvaccination to ensure consistency with protocol definitions. The analyses presented in Tables 1-3 below reflect the information based on the final assessment by the study investigators. Oral body temperature and injection-site adverse reactions were solicited on Day 1 through Day 5 postvaccination. Systemic adverse reactions were solicited on Day 1 through Day 14 postvaccination. Unsolicited adverse events were reported on Day 1 through Day 14 postvaccination.

The duration of the safety follow-up period for serious adverse events postvaccination with VAXNEUVANCE was 1 month in Study 5; 2 months in Study 7; 6 months in Studies 1, 2, 4 and 6; and 12 months in Study 3.

Solicited Adverse Reactions

The percentage of participants with solicited adverse reactions that occurred within 5 or 14 days following administration of VAXNEUVANCE or Prevnar 13 in 3 studies are shown in Tables 1-3. The majority of solicited adverse reactions lasted ≤3 days.

Table 1: Percentage of Participants with Solicited Local and Systemic Adverse Reactions in Pneumococcal Vaccine-Naïve Adults 50 Years of Age and Older (Study 2)

Study 2 (NCT03950856) was a randomized (9:1), double-blind, active comparator-controlled, lot to lot consistency study. Safety was monitored using a Vaccination Report Card (VRC) for up to 14 days postvaccination. The table represents the final assessment by the study investigators upon review of the VRC 15 days postvaccination, to ensure consistency with protocol definitions.

VAXNEUVANCE (%)
N=2,103
Prevnar 13 (%)
N=230   
N=Number of participants vaccinated
  Local Reactions

Solicited on Day 1 through Day 5 postvaccination

  Pain
    Any 66.8 52.2
    Grade 3

Any use of narcotic pain reliever or prevents daily activity

 0.9 0.0
  Erythema
    Any 10.9 9.6
    >10 cm 0.6 0.4
  Swelling
    Any 15.4 14.3
    >10 cm 0.2 0.0
  Systemic Reactions

Solicited on Day 1 through Day 14 postvaccination

  Fatigue
    Any 21.5 22.2
    Grade 3 0.7 0.9
  Headache
    Any 18.9 18.7
    Grade 3 0.8 0.0
  Myalgia
    Any 26.9 21.7
    Grade 3 0.4 0.0
  Arthralgia
    Any 7.7 5.7
    Grade 3 0.2 0.0
  Fever 

Percentages are based on the number of participants with temperature data

    ≥38.0°C and <38.5°C 0.6 0.4
    ≥38.5°C and <39.0°C 0.1 0.0
    ≥39.0°C 0.0 0.0
Table 2: Percentage of Participants with Solicited Local and Systemic Adverse Reactions in Pneumococcal Vaccine-Naïve Adults 18 to 49 Years of Age With or Without Risk Factors for Pneumococcal Disease (Study 4)

Study 4 (NCT03547167) was a randomized (3:1), double-blind, descriptive study. Safety was monitored using a Vaccination Report Card (VRC) for up to 14 days postvaccination. The table represents the final assessment by the study investigators upon review of the VRC 15 days postvaccination, to ensure consistency with protocol definitions.

VAXNEUVANCE (%)
N=1,134
Prevnar 13 (%)
N=378
N=Number of participants vaccinated
  Local Reactions

Solicited on Day 1 through Day 5 postvaccination

  Pain
    Any 75.8 68.8
    Grade 3

Any use of narcotic pain reliever or prevents daily activity

 1.1 1.6
  Erythema
    Any 15.1 14.0
    >10 cm 0.5 0.3
  Swelling
    Any 21.7 22.2
    >10 cm 0.4 0.5
  Systemic Reactions

Solicited on Day 1 through Day 14 postvaccination

  Fatigue
    Any 34.3 36.8
    Grade 3 1.0 0.8
  Headache
    Any 26.5 24.9
    Grade 3 0.8 0.5
  Myalgia
    Any 28.8 26.5
    Grade 3 0.3 0.5
  Arthralgia
    Any 12.7 11.6
    Grade 3 0.4 0.0
  Fever 

Percentages are based on the number of participants with temperature data

    ≥38.0°C and <38.5°C 1.0 0.3
    ≥38.5°C and <39.0°C 0.3 0.0
    ≥39.0°C 0.2 0.0
Table 3: Percentage of Participants with Solicited Local and Systemic Adverse Reactions in Adults 65 Years of Age and Older with Previous Pneumococcal Vaccination (Study 5)

Study 5 (NCT02573181) was a randomized, double-blind, descriptive study. Safety was monitored using a Vaccination Report Card (VRC) for up to 14 days postvaccination. The table represents the final assessment by the study investigators upon review of the VRC 15 days postvaccination, to ensure consistency with protocol definitions.

VAXNEUVANCE (%)
N=127
Prevnar 13 (%)
N=126
N=Number of participants vaccinated
  Local Reactions

Solicited on Day 1 through Day 5 postvaccination

  Pain
    Any 55.1 44.4
    Grade 3

Any use of narcotic pain reliever or prevents daily activity

 0.8 0.0
  Erythema
    Any 7.9 7.1
    >10 cm 0.8 0.0
  Swelling
    Any 14.2 6.3
    >10 cm 0.0 0.0
  Systemic Reactions

Solicited on Day 1 through Day 14 postvaccination

  Fatigue
    Any 18.1 19.0
    Grade 3 0.0 0.0
  Headache
    Any 13.4 15.9
    Grade 3 0.0 0.0
  Myalgia
    Any 15.7 11.1
    Grade 3 0.8 0.0
  Arthralgia
    Any 5.5 8.7
    Grade 3 0.0 0.0
  Fever 

Percentages are based on the number of participants with temperature data

    ≥38.0°C and <38.5°C 1.6 0.0
    ≥38.5°C and <39.0°C 0.0 0.0
    ≥39.0°C 0.0 0.0

Unsolicited Adverse Reactions

Across all studies, injection-site pruritus was reported to occur in up to 2.8% of adults vaccinated with VAXNEUVANCE.

Serious Adverse Events

Across all studies, among participants 18 years of age and older who received VAXNEUVANCE (excluding those who received QIV concomitantly; N=5,030) or Prevnar 13 (N=1,808), serious adverse events within 30 days postvaccination were reported by 0.4% of VAXNEUVANCE recipients and by 0.7% of Prevnar 13 recipients. In a subset of these studies, among those who received VAXNEUVANCE (N=4,751) and Prevnar 13 (N=1,532), serious adverse events within 6 months postvaccination were reported by 2.5% of VAXNEUVANCE recipients and by 2.4% of Prevnar 13 recipients.

There were no notable patterns or numerical imbalances between vaccination groups for specific categories of serious adverse events that would suggest a causal relationship to VAXNEUVANCE.

Safety with Concomitant Influenza Vaccine Administration

The safety profile was similar when VAXNEUVANCE was administered with or without inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine.


7.1 Immunosuppressive Therapies



Immunosuppressive therapies may reduce the immune response to this vaccine [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].


8.1 Pregnancy



Risk Summary

All pregnancies have a background risk of birth defect, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2 to 4% and 15 to 20%, respectively.

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of VAXNEUVANCE in pregnant women. Available data on VAXNEUVANCE administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.

Developmental toxicity studies have been performed in female rats administered a human dose of VAXNEUVANCE on four occasions; twice prior to mating, once during gestation and once during lactation. These studies revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus due to VAXNEUVANCE [see Animal Data below].

Data

Animal Data

Developmental toxicity studies have been performed in female rats. In these studies, female rats received a human dose of VAXNEUVANCE by intramuscular injection on day 28 and day 7 prior to mating, and on gestation day 6 and on lactation day 7. No vaccine related fetal malformations or variations were observed. No adverse effect on pup weight up to post-natal day 21 was noted.


8.2 Lactation



Risk Summary

Human data are not available to assess the impact of VAXNEUVANCE on milk production, its presence in breast milk, or its effects on the breastfed child. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for VAXNEUVANCE and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from VAXNEUVANCE or from the underlying maternal condition. For preventive vaccines, the underlying condition is susceptibility to disease prevented by the vaccine.


8.4 Pediatric Use



The safety and effectiveness of VAXNEUVANCE in individuals younger than 18 years of age have not been established.


8.5 Geriatric Use



Of the 4,389 individuals aged 50 years and older who received VAXNEUVANCE, 2,478 (56.5%) were 65 years and older, and 479 (10.9%) were 75 years and older [see Adverse Reactions (6.1) and Clinical Studies (14.1)]. Overall, there were no clinically meaningful differences in the safety profile or immune responses observed in older individuals (65 to 74 years and 75 years of age and older) when compared to younger individuals.


8.6 Individuals At Increased Risk For Pneumococcal Disease



Adults with HIV Infection

In a double-blind, descriptive study (Study 7), the safety and immunogenicity of VAXNEUVANCE were evaluated in pneumococcal vaccine-naïve HIV-infected adults 18 years of age and older, with CD4+ T-cell count ≥50 cells per microliter and plasma HIV RNA value <50,000 copies/mL. Participants were randomized to receive VAXNEUVANCE (N=152) or Prevnar 13 (N=150), followed by PNEUMOVAX 23 two months later [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]. Anti-pneumococcal opsonophagocytic activity (OPA) geometric mean antibody titers (GMTs) were higher after administration of VAXNEUVANCE, compared to pre-vaccination, for the 15 serotypes contained in VAXNEUVANCE. After sequential administration with PNEUMOVAX 23, OPA GMTs observed at 30 days after PNEUMOVAX 23 vaccination were numerically similar between the two vaccination groups for all 15 serotypes contained in VAXNEUVANCE. The safety profile of VAXNEUVANCE was similar between the two vaccination groups. The effectiveness of VAXNEUVANCE in HIV-infected individuals has not been evaluated.


11 Description



VAXNEUVANCE (Pneumococcal 15-valent Conjugate Vaccine) is a sterile suspension of purified capsular polysaccharides from S. pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, 22F, 23F, and 33F individually conjugated to CRM197. Each pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide is activated via sodium metaperiodate oxidation and then individually conjugated to CRM197 carrier protein via reductive amination. CRM197 is a non-toxic variant of diphtheria toxin (originating from Corynebacterium diphtheriae C7) expressed recombinantly in Pseudomonas fluorescens.

Each of the fifteen serotypes is manufactured independently using the same manufacturing steps with slight variations to accommodate for differences in strains, polysaccharides and process stream properties. Each S. pneumoniae serotype is grown in media containing yeast extract, dextrose, salts and soy peptone. Each polysaccharide is purified by a series of chemical and physical methods. Then each polysaccharide is chemically activated and conjugated to the carrier protein CRM197 to form each glycoconjugate. CRM197 is isolated from cultures grown in a glycerol-based, chemically-defined, salt medium and purified by chromatography and ultrafiltration. The final vaccine is prepared by blending the fifteen glycoconjugates with aluminum phosphate adjuvant in a final buffer containing histidine, polysorbate 20 and sodium chloride.

Each 0.5 mL dose contains 2.0 mcg each of S. pneumoniae polysaccharide serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, 22F, 23F, and 33F, and 4.0 mcg of polysaccharide serotype 6B, 30 mcg of CRM197 carrier protein, 1.55 mg L-histidine, 1 mg of polysorbate 20, 4.50 mg sodium chloride, and 125 mcg of aluminum as aluminum phosphate adjuvant. VAXNEUVANCE does not contain any preservatives.

The tip cap and plunger stopper of the prefilled syringe are not made with natural rubber latex.


12.1 Mechanism Of Action



Protection against invasive disease is conferred mainly by opsonophagocytic killing of S. pneumoniae. VAXNEUVANCE induces opsonophagocytic activity against the serotypes contained in the vaccine.


13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility



VAXNEUVANCE has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or for impairment of male fertility in animals. VAXNEUVANCE administered to female rats had no effect on fertility [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)].


14 Clinical Studies



Immune responses elicited by VAXNEUVANCE and Prevnar 13 were measured by a multiplexed opsonophagocytic antibody assay (MOPA) for the 15 pneumococcal serotypes contained in VAXNEUVANCE pre- and post- vaccination.


14.1 Clinical Trials In Pneumococcal Vaccine-Naïve Adults



Study 1

Study 1 assessed serotype-specific opsonophagocytic activity (OPA) responses for each of the 15 serotypes contained in VAXNEUVANCE at 30 days postvaccination in a double-blind, active comparator-controlled study that enrolled pneumococcal vaccine-naïve participants 50 years of age and older. Participants were randomized to receive either VAXNEUVANCE (N=604) or Prevnar 13 (N=601) at sites in USA, Canada, Spain, Taiwan, and Japan. The mean age of participants was 66 years and 57.3% were female. The racial distribution was as follows: 67.7% were White, 25.1% were Asian, 6.1% were Black or African American and 22.0% were of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Table 4 summarizes the OPA geometric mean antibody titers (GMTs) at 30 days postvaccination for the 15 serotypes contained in VAXNEUVANCE. The study demonstrated that VAXNEUVANCE is noninferior to Prevnar 13 for the 13 shared serotypes and induces statistically significantly greater OPA GMTs compared to Prevnar 13 for shared serotype 3 and for the 2 unique serotypes (22F, 33F).

Table 4: Serotype-Specific OPA GMTs in Pneumococcal Vaccine-Naïve Adults 50 Years of Age and Older (Study 1)
Pneumococcal
Serotype
VAXNEUVANCE
(N = 602) 
Prevnar 13
(N = 600) 
GMT Ratio

GMTs, GMT ratio, and 95% CI are estimated from a cLDA model.


(VAXNEUVANCE/Prevnar 13)
(95% CI)
 n GMT n GMT
N=Number of participants randomized and vaccinated; n=Number of participants contributing to the analysis that had at least one pre-dose OPA measurement (VAXNEUVANCE, n=537-597; Prevnar 13, n=545-595) or post-dose OPA measurement (VAXNEUVANCE, n=568-580; Prevnar 13, n=528-574).
CI=confidence interval; cLDA=constrained longitudinal data analysis; GMT=geometric mean titer; OPA=opsonophagocytic activity
Serotype

Non-inferiority for the 13 shared serotypes was met if the lower bound of the 95% CI for the GMT ratio (VAXNEUVANCE/Prevnar 13) was > 0.5.

 1 598 257 598 321 0.80 (0.66, 0.97)
 3

Statistically significantly greater OPA GMT for serotype 3 was based on the lower bound of the 95% CI for the estimated GMT ratio (VAXNEUVANCE/Prevnar 13) > 1.2.

 598 215 598 133 1.62 (1.40, 1.87)
 4 598 1109 598 1633 0.68 (0.57, 0.80)
 5 598 445 598 560 0.79 (0.64, 0.98)
 6A 596 5371 596 5276 1.02 (0.85, 1.22)
 6B 598 3984 598 3179 1.25 (1.04, 1.51)
7F 596 4575 596 5830 0.78 (0.68, 0.90)
9V 598 1809 597 2193 0.83 (0.71, 0.96)
14 598 1976 598 2619 0.75 (0.64, 0.89)
18C 598 2749 598 2552 1.08 (0.91, 1.27)
19A 598 3177 597 3921 0.81 (0.70, 0.94)
19F 598 1688 598 1884 0.90 (0.77, 1.04)
23F 598 2029 598 1723 1.18 (0.96, 1.44)
Additional Serotypes

Statistically significantly greater OPA GMTs for serotypes 22F and 33F was based on the lower bound of the 95% CI for the estimated GMT ratio (VAXNEUVANCE/Prevnar 13) > 2.0.

22F 594 2381 585 73 32.52 (25.87, 40.88)
33F 598 8010 597 1114 7.19 (6.13, 8.43)

Study 3

In a double-blind, active comparator-controlled, descriptive study (Study 3), pneumococcal vaccine-naïve adults 50 years of age and older were randomized to receive either VAXNEUVANCE (N=327) or Prevnar 13 (N=325), followed by PNEUMOVAX 23 one year later.

Following vaccination with PNEUMOVAX 23, OPA GMTs were numerically similar between the two vaccination groups for the 15 serotypes in VAXNEUVANCE.

Study 4

In a double-blind, descriptive study (Study 4), adults 18 through 49 years of age, including individuals with increased risk of developing pneumococcal disease, were randomized to receive VAXNEUVANCE (N=1,135) or Prevnar 13 (N=380), followed by PNEUMOVAX 23 six months later [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]. Among those who received VAXNEUVANCE, 620 participants had one risk factor and 228 participants had two or more risk factors for pneumococcal disease.

Table 5 presents OPA GMTs in the overall study population for each of the 15 serotypes 30 days following vaccination with VAXNEUVANCE or Prevnar 13.

Table 5: Serotype-Specific OPA GMTs in Pneumococcal Vaccine-Naïve Adults 18 through 49 Years of Age With or Without Risk Factors for Pneumococcal Disease (Study 4)
Pneumococcal
Serotype
VAXNEUVANCE
(N = 1,133)
Prevnar 13
(N = 379)
 n Observed
GMT
95% CI

The within-group 95% CIs are obtained by exponentiating the CIs of the mean of the natural log values based on the t-distribution.

Observed GMT 95% CI
N=Number of participants randomized and vaccinated; n=Number of participants contributing to the analysis.
CI=confidence interval; GMT=geometric mean titer; OPA=opsonophagocytic activity.
  Serotype
11004267(242, 295)337267(220, 324)
990198(184, 214)336150(129, 173)
410011401(1294, 1517)3382568(2268, 2908)
51003560(508, 618)339731(613, 873)
6A99412763(11772, 13838)33311313(9739, 13141)
6B99910164(9486, 10891)3386958(5987, 8086)
7F10045725(5382, 6090)3387583(6762, 8503)
9V10003353(3132, 3590)3393969(3541, 4449)
1410015245(4860, 5660)3395863(5191, 6623)
18C9995695(5314, 6103)3393050(2685, 3465)
19A10015335(4985, 5710)3395884(5221, 6632)
19F10033253(3051, 3468)3393272(2949, 3631)
23F10014828(4443, 5247)3373876(3323, 4521)
  Additional Serotypes
22F9913939(3654, 4246)317291(221, 383)
33F99911734(10917, 12612)3342181(1826, 2606)

Following vaccination with PNEUMOVAX 23, the OPA GMTs for the 15 serotypes in VAXNEUVANCE were numerically similar among subjects who had received VAXNEUVANCE or Prevnar 13 for the first vaccination.


14.2 Concomitant Vaccination



In a double-blind, randomized study (Study 6), adults 50 years of age and older were randomized to receive VAXNEUVANCE concomitantly administered with a seasonal inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (Fluarix Quadrivalent; QIV) (Group 1, N=600) or VAXNEUVANCE 30 days after receiving QIV (Group 2, N=600) [see Adverse Reactions (6)]. Pneumococcal vaccine serotype OPA GMTs were evaluated 30 days after VAXNEUVANCE and influenza vaccine strain hemagglutinin inhibition assay (HAI) GMTs were evaluated 30 days after QIV. The noninferiority criteria for the comparisons of GMTs [lower limit of the 2-sided 95% confidence interval (CI) of the GMT ratio (Group 1/Group 2) >0.5] were met for the 15 pneumococcal serotypes in VAXNEUVANCE and for the 4 influenza vaccine strains tested.


16 How Supplied/Storage And Handling



VAXNEUVANCE is supplied as follows:

Carton of one 0.5 mL single-dose prefilled Luer Lock syringes with tip caps. NDC 0006-4329-02

Carton of ten 0.5 mL single-dose prefilled Luer Lock syringes with tip caps. NDC 0006-4329-03


Storage And Handling



Store refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F).

Do not freeze. Protect from light.

The tip cap and plunger stopper of the prefilled syringe are not made with natural rubber latex.


17 Patient Counseling Information



Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information).

Discuss the following with the patient:

  • Provide the required vaccine information to the patient.
  • Inform the patient of the benefits and risks associated with vaccination.
  • Inform the patient that vaccination with VAXNEUVANCE may not protect all vaccine recipients.
  • Instruct the patient to report any serious adverse reactions to their healthcare provider who in turn should report such events to the vaccine manufacturer or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 1-800-822-7967, or report online at www.vaers.hhs.gov.

Principal Display Panel - 0.5 Ml Syringe Carton



NDC 0006-4329-03
10 Single-dose 0.5 mL Syringes

REFRIGERATE

Pneumococcal 15-valent
Conjugate Vaccine
VAXNEUVANCE™

Suspension for intramuscular injection

For use in individuals 18 years of age and older

Rx only

Each 0.5 mL dose contains 2.0 mcg each of Streptococcus pneumoniae
polysaccharide serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, 22F, 23F, and 33F,
and 4.0 mcg of polysaccharide serotype 6B, 30 mcg of CRM197 carrier protein,
and 125 mcg of aluminum as aluminum phosphate adjuvant.
Contains no preservative.


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