Doctors looking for volunteers to receive flu vaccines
Posted at: 10/11/2012 9:26 AM
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are looking for volunteers to help them better understand how flu vaccines work.
Doctors are seeking 38 healthy people between the ages of 18 and 42 for the studies, which pay $650 or $1,700, depending on the study.
The studies are being led by John Treanor, M.D. – the head of the University's Vaccine Research Unit. He says these studies are important part of the preparation in case another pandemic flu virus occurs.
The studies will look at how two experimental vaccines -- designed to protect against forms of bird flu -- will impact the immune system.
The funding for these studies comes from the National Institutes of Health.
Anyone interested in participating should call 585-273-3990. Participants must be in good health, not pregnant and not allergic to eggs.