Volunteers needed as more vaccine clinical trials begin Phase 3

Writer: Derrick Shaw
FILE – This March 16, 2020 file photo shows vials used by pharmacists to prepare syringes used on the first day of a first-stage safety study clinical trial of the potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine test got underway Monday, July 27 with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers. The experimental vaccine is made by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., and it’s one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Your help is desperately needed to fight off the coronavirus.

There’s a need for thousands of volunteers for vaccine clinical trials. Three “Phase 3” trials have started in the U.S., but seven candidate vaccines are funded by the federal government on their way toward the final phase.

A combined total of at least 210,000 volunteers are needed. Half will receive the active vaccine and half will receive a placebo.

If you’re interested in volunteering, click here for more information.

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