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Due to pending inclement weather, Saint Louis University's St. Louis campus is closed today, Friday, Jan. 17. The men’s basketball game against Dayton tonight will take place as scheduled.

SLU Center for Vaccine Development Conducting Influenza Challenge Study


This research study aims to understand what happens when a person is infected with influenza (“flu”) and how the body controls the infection. To do this, researchers will infect healthy participants (“challenge”) with a strain of the flu, and follow them to see what symptoms occur and when they occur.


It is expected that your participation will last about 4 months, including screening. Involvement includes: 


Participants will be compensated for their time and participation in this study. Participants will be paid $75 for each required clinic visit (4), $300 for each inpatient visit (10), and $10 for each phone call (1). Total is up to $3,310 for completing all planned study visits.

Participation Requirements

To participate, candidates must be 18 to 49 years old and healthy. To discuss volunteering, please contact a nurse at: 

Refer to study IRB # 30552