Volunteers Wanted for COVID Vaccine Trials
Here's what to expect when you volunteer for the vaccine trails, if it pays and how to apply.
Vaccine developers need thousands of volunteers to take part in studies that will further test how well the novel coronavirus vaccines work and how safe they are in much larger groups.
Clinical trials have begun with the COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network (CoVPN)- which merges four clinical trial networks across the country to help researchers evaluate the vaccine effectiveness, as well as the effect it will have on a person's health.
Millions of people are encouraged to sign up as researchers have already rolled out one of five vaccine trials that will be conducted before the end of the year and will need about 30,000 people for each trail.
How to Volunteer:
- Apply online by taking a 15-minute screening registry - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
- The survey is then sent to a study site closest to a volunteer's location. Some volunteers may be contacted very soon, while others may be contacted later or not at all.
- This volunteer commitment if selected will require volunteers to visit the research site 10 or more times over 1 or 2 years
- Every study involves getting shots or IVs
- Some volunteers will get a vaccine, and others will get a placebo
- None of these studies involve exposing volunteers to the virus that causes COVID-19
- Participants receive payments for their time and inconvenience (payments will vary, depending on each case and region)