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What are vaccines?

Vaccines are immunizations that generally come in the form of shots, and help our bodies to defend against a number of infectious diseases. Vaccines typically contain a killed or much weakened virus or protein that stimulates our body to produce antibodies against a specific disease.

How many vaccines are there?

Currently, there are 27 licensed vaccines in the U.S. to help prevent diseases like tetanus, polio, influenza, measles, mumps, hepatitis and HPV/cervical cancer.

Can a vaccine cause the disease it is supposed to prevent?

Most of our current vaccines are inactivated (killed), so that they cannot cause disease. A few vaccines use weakened or attenuated viruses, so they could theoretically cause disease, but generally do not.

What kinds of vaccines need to be studied?

There are several vaccines in development for treating diseases like bird flu, anthrax, tuberculosis and malaria. The hope is to find a bird flu vaccine that doesn’t depend on chicken embryos for its manufacturing, so that hundreds of millions of doses could be quickly produced in the event of a global outbreak of bird flu. We call our volunteers “everyday heroes” because they help to come up with solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems, such as the threat of pandemic bird flu.

Vaccine Studies in Rochester, NY

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Flu Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is now seeking volunteers between the ages of 65 and 85 years old for an influenza vaccine study. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational influenza vaccine versus a currently approved influenza vaccine.

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Ages 65 – 85
Compensation* $625
Study Topics Flu Vaccine

*Compensation for time and travel may be available to those who qualify.

COVID booster plus Influenza Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is now enrolling volunteers between the ages of 18 and 75 years old for an investigational COVID vaccine booster plus flu vaccine study.

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Ages 18 – 75
Study Topics Vaccine

Pneumococcal Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is now seeking volunteers between the ages of 50 and 64 years old for a research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational Pneumococcal vaccine.

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Ages 50 – 64
Compensation* $937.50
Study Topics Vaccine

*Compensation for time and travel may be available to those who qualify.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Study Interest List

If you are interested in continuing to advance our protection from COVID-19 and would like to potentially participate in a future booster study designed to protect against specific variants, submit your information to be added to our COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Study interest list.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Rochester Clinical Research is seeking volunteers over the age of 18 for a COVID-19 vaccine study to potentially protect against specific variants of COVID-19.

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Ages 18 – 85
Study Topics Vaccine

COVID booster plus Pneumococcal Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is seeking volunteers 50 years old and up for a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a combination pneumococcal and COVID vaccine.

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Ages 50+
Study Topics Vaccine

Chikungunya Vaccine

Rochester Clinical Research is seeking volunteers between 12 and 45 years old for a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a Chikungunya Vaccine in healthy adults.

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Ages 12 – 45
Compensation* $650
Study Topics Vaccine

*Compensation for time and travel may be available to those who qualify.

COVID Vaccine Booster Plus Flu Vaccine

Rochester Clinical Research is seeking volunteers over the age of 18 for a clinical trial that will be investigating the safety and effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine booster in conjunction with an influenza vaccine.

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Ages 18+
Study Topics Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Rochester Clinical Research is seeking volunteers between the ages of 18-59 for a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

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Ages 18
Study Topics Vaccine
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CMV Vaccine

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking born-female volunteers between the ages of 16 and 40 years old to participate in a CMV vaccine study. The purpose of this study is to find a safe and effective vaccine against Cytomegalovirus.

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Ages 16 – 40
Gender For female patients only
Study Topics Vaccine

RSV Vaccine Study

If you are interested in helping find a vaccine to prevent RSV, and want to join a future RSV trial at RCR join our interest list!

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Study Topics Vaccine

Yellow Fever Vaccine

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking volunteers between the ages of 12 and 60 years old to participate in a Yellow Fever Vaccine study. The purpose of this study is to assess the immune response of the investigational vaccine as compared to the currently approved Yellow Fever vaccine.

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Ages 12 – 60
Compensation* $875
Study Topics Vaccine

*Compensation for time and travel may be available to those who qualify.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

RCR is looking for children and adolescents between the ages of 6 months old and just under 2 years old to take part in COVID-19 Vaccine Studies. These clinical trials are needed in order to find a COVID-19 Vaccine that can protect those of all ages.

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Ages – 2
Study Topics Pediatric, Vaccine

RSV Vaccine Study

RCR is currently seeking the help of volunteers over the age of 60 to participate in a study looking at the effectiveness of a vaccine for RSV.

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Ages 60+
Study Topics Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking volunteers over the age of 18 years old for a COVID-19 Vaccine research study.

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Ages 18+
Compensation* $1,200-$1,500
Study Topics COVID-19 Vaccine

*Compensation for time and travel may be available to those who qualify.

For more information on vaccines:

Mayo Clinic: Top 5 Myths about Vaccines
WebMD: Immunizations
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