June 12 – 17, 2022
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory disease caused by MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV). In follow-up to a phase 1 trial, we performed a longitudinal analysis of immune responses following immunization with the Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA)-based vaccine MVA-MERS-S encoding MERS-CoV-spike protein. Three homologous intramuscular immunizations were administered on days 0 and 28 with a late booster vaccination at 12±4 months. Vaccination with MVA-MERS-S revealed a benign safety profile. No serious or severe adverse events were reported. Here, we analyzed innate and adaptive immune responses to the MVA-MERS-S in ten vaccinees. For this approach, blood samples were collected frequently for a period of about three years. Serum, plasma and PBMCs were analyzed at multiple time points using different techniques, which allowed an in-depth characterization of immune responses elicited by MVA-MERS-S.
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Christine Dahlke, Anahita Fathi, Leonie M. Weskamm, Bart L. Haagmans, Stephan Becker, Gerd Sutter, and Marylyn M. Addo, "Immune-profiling of innate and adaptive immunity following three vaccinations of the MERS vaccine candidate MVA-MERS-S" in "Vaccine Technology VIII", Tarit Mukhopadhyay, Merck Research Laboratories, USA; Charles Lutsch, Sanofi Pasteur, France; Linda Hwee-Lin Lua, University of Queensland, Australia; Francesc Godia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2022). https://dc.engconfintl.org/vaccine_viii/115