PARTICIPATE in a COVID-19 VACCINE STUDY
Since the start of the pandemic, researchers at USF Health and Tampa General Hospital have been working to find new treatments in the fight against COVID-19. This dedicated team and the TGH-USF Health Office of Clinical Research are now part of the global search for a COVID-19 vaccine. Please consider volunteering to participate in one of our randomized clinical trials that will help determine the effectiveness of vaccines developed as a part of “Operation Warp Speed.”
Why it is important
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, there have been over 34 million cases, and over a million deaths worldwide. So far, there is no vaccine that has been shown to be effective against COVID-19.
There will be multiple locations. If you decide to participate, you can discuss the location that works best for you with a member of the study team.
Who may be eligible?
- People with no current illness (cough, fever, or other signs of illness)
- Any gender
- Ages 18 and older
Study activities that may be required
- A combination of in-person clinic visits and remote visits (i.e., telephone or telehealth)
- Personal health tracking
- Blood draw(s)
- Vaccine injection(s)
- Completion of surveys and/or diaries
- Nose swabs
Compensation may be offered for your time and effort
- If you are eligible, a member of the study team will discuss the details with you.
During the study, the study staff may
- Ask you questions about your health
- Draw your blood
- Give you a shot (either vaccine or placebo – a placebo looks like the vaccine but does not contain active ingredients)
- Collect samples to test for COVID-19
If you become sick during the study
- You must notify the study staff
- You may be asked to come in to the clinic to be evaluated
- You may be asked to have additional blood tests in the clinic
Thank you for your interest. We need some information about how best to contact you.