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:
- An inpatient “challenge” unit stay at the Salus Center will be for at least 10 days, or perhaps longer.
- After you leave the challenge unit, there will be three more clinic visits and one phone call.
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.
To participate, candidates must be 18 to 49 years old and healthy. To discuss volunteering, please contact a nurse at:
- Center for Vaccine Development
- 1-866-410-6333 (toll free)
Refer to study IRB # 30552