We seek to educate the public about how clinical trials work and the critical need to recruit diverse participants.
Two COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are currently underway in Nebraska. Meridian Clinical Research is looking for participants in Omaha, Grand Island, Norfolk, and in the South Sioux City area. People who are African American, Latinx and Native American are needed to participate in order to ensure the vaccines are effective for everyone.
These trials are in Phase 3 which is when the effectiveness of the vaccines are tested. Each vaccine has already cleared the first two phases where safety is tested.
If you are interested in participating, visit www.mcrmed.com/covid.
Quality Clinical Research is also participating in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. For more information, call 402-934-0044.
More trials are coming to Nebraska in the near future. Check back here for more opportunities in coming weeks.
The New York Times has an understandable Vaccine Tracker which includes a simple summary of the different phases of clinical trials.
Answering Key Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines – Journal of the American Medical Association, October 16, 2020.