Interested in COVID-19 Vaccine?
The COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing we’ve seen in more than 100 years. Every community has been touched, and it has changed each and every one of our lives. Scientific research studies and the volunteers who take part in them are vital in creating a vaccine that will protect people from all backgrounds against this devastating virus.
Importance of Participation
People from racial and ethnic minority groups are at even greater risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Given that certain populations can respond differently to medical therapies, it is important that this clinical trial include people from all races and ethnicities to ensure the vaccine is safe and effective for everyone to use.
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About The Study Vaccine
Vaccines reduce your chance of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defenses to build protection. When you receive a vaccine, your body’s immune system responds.
The vaccine is being tested to understand if it can help your body’s immune system protect against COVID-19.
You cannot get infected with SARS-CoV-2 or get COVID-19 illness from the study vaccine. Since March 2020, hundreds of people have been given this vaccine, and no serious side effects have been reported.
The early data from our previous studies have shown that people do create an immune response after receiving the study vaccine. We don’t know yet if that immune response will provide protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection or if it will help reduce the severity of COVID-19 illness.
Why We Need Your Help
MANY ILLNESSES such as sickle cell anemia, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and certain kinds of cancer, such as prostate cancer, affect minorities more than other people. Yet, little is known about how they respond to treatment, so minority volunteers are needed to help scientists learn how different treatments affect them. When a diverse population takes part in clinical trials, they help improve the health of all people and provide a greater understanding of health disparities.
How Are You Protected If You Participate?
SOME AFRICAN AMERICANS still remember past abuses like the Tuskegee Experiment, in which syphilis treatment was withheld from a group of African American men for many years. People wonder if something like that could happen today. The answer is NO. Federal guidelines and codes of ethics are in place to protect clinical research volunteers from harm. In addition, an Institutional Review Board, a panel of professionals and community members, is responsible for monitoring study safety and protecting volunteer rights in every clinical trial.
How Do I Get More Information?
To find out more, contact the study team here. We will contact you with more information about the study. Study participation is voluntary. By contacting us, you are under no obligation to take part in the study.