It’s always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Vaccine prevent disease in the people who receive them. If enough people are vaccinated against a disease, then the disease cannot spread into their community. This is known as “Community Immunity.”

How do Vaccines Protect from Diseases?

When our immune system recognizes germs that enter the body as “foreign” invaders, or antigens it works not only to clear your body of that invader, but also creates a large number of memory cells that are specifically tuned to react to it. This protection is called immunity. Vaccines contain little bits of a disease – broken down and harless, and when injected, stimulate the production of antibodies. Through vaccination, we develop immunity without suffering from the actual diseases that vaccines prevent.

The Burden of Influenza

  • $24.6 billion in economic costs per year in the U.S. related to influenza and pneumonia

New vaccinations for emerging diseases and for infections that have been prevalent in the past offer hope for a healthier future for all.

What can I do?

RCR is currently seeking healthy volunteers for several investigational vaccine research studies. If you are over the age of 18, you could participate in one of the following investigational vaccine studies:

Chikungunya Vaccine Study

RCR is currently seeking adult volunteers for a clinical research study that is comparing a new vaccine for the Chikungunya virus.

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Ages 18 – 45
Compensation* $660
Study Topics Vaccine

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

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COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Our researchers need individuals of all ages to join COVID-19 research studies. You can be apart of important studies to help our community recover.

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Compensation* $900 – $2,500
Study Topics COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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Rabies Vaccine

RCR is looking for flexible, healthy, young adults ages 18-40 for a Rabies vaccine trial. The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new vaccine. Compensation is available for time and travel.

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Ages 18 – 40
Compensation* $3,160
Study Topics Vaccine

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

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Coronavirus Vaccine Research Studies

Rochester Clinical Research has several coronavirus vaccine studies starting in 2020, and we will need the help of our community of volunteers.

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Ages 12+
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Coronavirus Update

Rochester Clinical Research is following the ever-changing impact of the Coronavirus on a national level and in our local community. Please review our COVID Protocol to protect you and our staff.

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Ages 12+
Study Topics Vaccine Interest