I heard there was a vacc. being tested on people now

Posted on: Fri, 06/02/2000 - 3:21am
Kriel20's picture
Joined: 06/02/2000 - 09:00

I heard probly 5 months ago that their testing a vaccination on people in Colorado and in New York and it's a 6 months study. Does anyone know what thats about or what is coming of it?

Posted on: Fri, 06/02/2000 - 7:41am
jenian's picture
Joined: 06/02/2000 - 09:00

I just read something in "Offspring" magazine that said there may be a monthly shot available in the future that will neutralize the reaction. Wouldn't that be wonderful??? My mom has a strong peanut allergy, even extending into food families, like peas. Growing up and watching her reactions and her needing a shot to breathe again when anything peanut got into her food was very scary. I will be thrilled to see this development! Keep up on it's progress!

Posted on: Fri, 06/02/2000 - 2:50pm
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

It's not really a vaccine, but an anti-IgE injection taken monthly. The injected substance de-activates the immunoglobulin E (IgE) that causes allergic responses in the body. It will be effective for all allergies, not just peanut. They're currently testing these monthly shots in New York, Boston, Arkansas, and Denver and they're doing the testing on PA adults. The trial period for each participant is 6 months, but the injections will continue to be offered to all participants until the drug gets FDA approval.
I called Dr. Sampson at Mt. Siani in NY to inquire about participating in the study and his nurse gave me the above information. Unfortunately, I'm in TX and unless I can find a way to get to any of the study sites something like 19 times, I can't participate. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 06/04/2000 - 10:43am
Kriel20's picture
Joined: 06/02/2000 - 09:00

That sounds great, I hope it works! I can't wait for fda approval! Thank-you for the info.!

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