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The Center for Vaccine Development needs 18-40 year old volunteers to participate in a pneumococcal vaccine study

Saint Louis University needs volunteers for a research norovirus vaccine study.

Saint Louis University is looking for volunteers to participate in an investigational intranasal norovirus vaccine study.

Why is this study being done?
Noroviruses are one of the important causes of diarrhea. Illness caused by Norovirus can be severe and includes fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23 million cases of diarrhea due to Norovirus occur each year in the United States alone. These viruses are also a common cause of outbreaks of diarrhea worldwide, where diarrhea is a leading cause of death in infants. There is currently no vaccine licensed for the prevention of Norovirus infection.

Key points:

  • To participate, you must be healthy and 18-50 years of age
  • You CANNOT get norovirus from the vaccine
  • Participation is strictly voluntary

Payment & Time Commitment:
You will be paid $75 for each completed scheduled visit, and $10 for each telephone call (about 7-10 visits and 2 phone calls over about 8 months).

To discuss volunteering, please contact the Vaccine Center:

Please refer to study #250
Phone: 314-977-6333 or 1-866-410-6333 (toll free)
email vaccine@slu.edu

 


 

FLU Vaccine for 65 yo

Influenza (flu) is a highly infectious viral disease of the respiratory tract that occurs throughout the world. Infection with flu virus is a major public health threat, because it has the ability to spread rapidly and affect large numbers of people. Flu can be deadly and have serious complications like pneumonia. Becoming infected with flu virus can make chronic illnesses worse, especially in the elderly. Purpose of study: The main purpose of the study is to compare the immune response (disease fighting) and safety of two licensed flu vaccines. The study vaccine was recently licensed for use in the United States. Important points about the study

* To participate, you must be age 65 or older

* You must not have had a flu vaccine (flu shot) in 2008

* You cannot get influenza from either of the vaccines

Payment & Time Commitment You will be compensated for time and travel. ($75 per clinic visit, $10 per phone call)

There are about 2 clinic visits and 1 scheduled phone visit over about 6 -7 months.

To learn more about this or other studies you may qualify for, please contact a nurse and ask about study number 244 314-977-6333 or 1-866-410-6333 (toll free) vaccine@slu.edu http://vaccine.slu.edu

 


 

Volunteers are needed for an influenza vaccine study for 18-64 year olds

Outbreaks of influenza occur each winter and are responsible for an average of about 36,000 deaths each year in the United States. Volunteers are needed for a research study of an investigational flu vaccine. You have been sent this letter because you have asked to be informed about research studies you may qualify for.

Purpose of study:
The purpose of this study is to test that when injected into the skin (Fluzone ID), influenza vaccine works the same to protect you against influenza as when injected into the muscle (Fluzone®). The main difference is the way it is injected into your body, but also Fluzone ID contains less medicine than Fluzone®. To test this, we will measure the amount of antibodies (certain proteins in the blood that protect against infection) against influenza in the blood before you are vaccinated and four weeks after you are vaccinated to compare the results. We will also observe any reactions (such as pain, swelling, or feeling ill) that occur after vaccination.

 

    Important points about the study
  • To participate, you MUST be 18-64 years old
  • You must not have had a flu vaccine in 2008
  • You CANNOT get the flu from the investigational vaccine

Payment & Time Commitment You will be paid $75 for each completed clinic visit and $10 for completed phone visits for time and travel. There are 2 scheduled clinic visits and 2 scheduled phone visits over about 7 months.

To learn more about this or other studies you may qualify for, please contact a nurse and ask about study number XXX.  314-977-6333 or 1-866-410-6333 (toll free)


 

The Vaccine Center needs volunteers aged 2-10 years old for a pediatric meningococcal vaccine study.

 

Saint Louis University is participating in a clinical research study of an investigational vaccine for meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis, a severe infection of the brain and spinal cord. It can also lead to sepsis, which is a dangerous blood infection.  You have received this letter because you asked to be informed about vaccine research studies for your child.

Every year in the United States approximately 2,500 people are infected with meningococcus, the leading cause of bacterial meningitis. The highest risk of meningococcal disease is in infants less than one year old.  About 1 in every 10 people who get meningococcal disease do not survive.  Your child’s participation in this study may contribute to development of a vaccine to prevent this serious disease.

 

Important Points About The Study

  • Your child may qualify for this study if s/he is healthy and 2 to 10 years old and
  • Has received complete primary vaccinations with recommended licensed vaccines
  • Your child cannot get meningococcal disease from the investigational vaccine.

Payment and Time Commitment

Volunteers will receive compensation for time and travel.

  • $75 each scheduled clinic visit (about 2 or 3 clinic visits total) and
  • $10 for each scheduled phone calls (about 2 or 3 phone calls total)
  • The study will last from 6-8 months.

If you are interested in learning more about this or other research studies, or if you have any questions, please contact us at the number below and refer to study number 243. Calling us does not obligate your child to participate in the study.

To Learn More Please Contact a Nurse

314-977-6333 or 1-866-410-6333 (toll free)
vaccine@slu.edu
vaccine.slu.edu

 


 

Pneumococcal disease is an illness caused by a type of germ called pneumococcus. There are about 90 different types of pneumococcus. Pneumococcus can cause pneumonia (infection of the lungs), meningitis, (infection of the lining of the brain) and blood poisoning. Older people, babies, and young children run a greater risk of getting the diseases caused by pneumococcus. The best way of protecting against invasive pneumococcal disease is by vaccination. Volunteers are needed for a research study of an investigational pneumococcal vaccine. You have been sent this letter because you have asked to be informed about research studies you may qualify for.

Important Points About The Study

  • To participate, you MUST be over age 70
  • Your last pneumonia vaccine must have been at least 5 years ago. (2003)
  • You CANNOT get pneumonia from the investigational vaccine

Payment and Time Commitment

You will be paid $75 for each clinic visit and $10 for scheduled phone visits for time and travel. There are about 4 clinic visits and about 2 scheduled phone visits over about 18 months.

To Learn More Please Contact a Nurse

( 314-977-6333 or 1-866-410-6333 (toll free)
vaccine@slu.edu
http://vaccine.slu.edu


 

Background & Purpose: Several worldwide flu outbreaks ("pandemics") have occurred during the past century, including Spanish Flu of 1918, Asian Flu of 1957 and Hong Kong Flu of 1968. The most significant of these was the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 with an estimate of up to 60 million deaths worldwide.

Although many years have passed since the last major pandemic, the serious threat of pandemic flu remains. One cause of concern for a new pandemic is a bird flu that is presently active in Asia. Bird flu is a disease that is currently seen in birds like chickens and turkeys. The concern is that these flu strains will change and then be able to infect humans.

Having a vaccine available to prevent bird flu could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars if we were faced with a bird flu pandemic. The making and testing of vaccines is an important step in being prepared.


Important Points:

  • To participate, you MUST be 18-49 years of age
  • You CANNOT get bird flu from the vaccine
  • The bird flu vaccine is expected to have no more side effects than the regular annual flu shot that is currently available


Payment & Time Commitment:
You will be paid $75 per visit for each completed clinic visit and $10 for each scheduled phone visit. You will make from 4 to 9 clinic visits and 2 scheduled phone visits over about 7-12 months.

To get more information about bird flu or discuss volunteering, please contact a nurse at: 314-977-6333 or 1-866-410-6333 (toll free) vaccine@slu.edu
http://vaccine.slu.edu
Refer to study number 240

 


 

The Vaccine Center is conducting a flu vaccine study for pregnant women who are in their second or third trimester.

The Center for Vaccine Development needs 18-40 year old volunteers for a TB vaccine study.
Category: Studies
The Vaccine Center needs volunteers aged 2-10 years old for a pediatric meningococcal vaccine study.

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