What to know before you volunteer for a coronavirus vaccine trial
The search for a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine is on all of our minds. And maybe it’s crossed your mind to take part in a clinical trial. But could you?
A recent article helpfully explains everything from what laboratories are looking for in volunteers, to health requirements, to details like payment and risks.
While some of the facts may not come as a surprise, a few may. For instance, while the race for a vaccine is an international priority, one requirement for volunteering is where you live.
Trials are conducted at specific sites, so it’s important that volunteers are near one of them, especially since they may have to return if a particular vaccine requires multiple doses.
Read on to learn more about volunteering in a coronavirus vaccine clinical trial.
Contact our writer – Alysa Salzberg