The study will enroll up to 27,200 participants in order to demonstrate the efficacy of the active Ad26.RSV.preF-based study vaccine in the prevention of Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)-mediated Lower Respiratory Tract Disease (LRTD) when compared to placebo in adults aged 60 years and above.



Eligible Ages
Over 60 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • Must be able to work with smartphones/tablets/computers - From the time of vaccination through 3 months after vaccination, participant agrees not to donate blood - Must be willing to provide verifiable identification, has means to be contacted and to contact the investigator during the study - Before randomization, a participant must be: a. postmenopausal (postmenopausal state is defined as no menses for 12 months without an alternative medical cause); and b. not intending to conceive by any methods - Participants must sign an Inform Consent Form (ICF) indicating that the participant understands the purpose, procedures and potential risks and benefits of the study, and is willing to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria

  • Has a serious clinically unstable condition, (example, end-stage renal disease with or without dialysis, clinically unstable cardiac disease), Alzheimer's disease, or any other condition for which, in the opinion of the investigator, participation would not be in the best interest of the participant (example, compromise well-being) or that could prevent, confound, or limit the protocol specified assessments - History of malignancy within 5 years before screening not in the following categories: a. Participants with squamous and basal cell carcinomas of the skin and carcinoma in situ of the cervix may be enrolled at the discretion of the investigator; b. Participants with a history of malignancy within 5 years, which is considered cured with minimal risk of recurrence per investigator's judgement, can be enrolled - Had major surgery (example, major cardiopulmonary or abdominal operations) as per the investigator's judgment within 4 weeks before vaccination, or will not have fully recovered from surgery, or has major surgery planned during the time the participant is expected to participate in the study - Employee of the investigator or study site, with direct involvement in the proposed study or other studies under the direction of that investigator or study site, as well as family members of the employees or the investigator, or an employee of the sponsor - Contraindication to Intramuscular (IM) injections and blood draws (example, bleeding disorders) - Known or suspected allergy or history of anaphylaxis or other serious adverse reactions to vaccines or vaccine components (including any of the constituents of the study vaccine)

Study Design

Phase 3
Study Type
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Double (Participant, Investigator)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Group 1: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine
All participants in the active group will receive a single dose intramuscular (IM) injection of study vaccine on Day 1.
  • Biological: Adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26)-based respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). preF
    Participants will receive a single IM injection of an RSV vaccine.
Placebo Comparator
Group 2: Placebo
All participants in the placebo group will receive a single IM injection of matching placebo on Day 1.
  • Biological: Placebo
    Participants will receive a single IM injection of matching placebo.

Recruiting Locations

Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

More Details

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.

Study Contact

Study Contact


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