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

Rochester Clinical Research is participating in a study evaluating the immune response of a single dose of the Chikungunya vaccine in healthy adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. The study will last approximately 6 months with 7 visits to our office. Compensation is available for up to $650 for time and travel, for those who qualify.

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Ages 12 – 17
Compensation* $650
Study Topics Chikungunya Virus

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

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Dengue Fever Vaccine Study

Dengue fever is a virus that is carried by mosquitoes, usually in subtropical and tropical climates. Symptoms can range from either being mild or severe. The virus only lasts about a week, but if left untreated it could turn into severe symptoms. We are conducting a phase 2 study of a vaccine for people ages 18-50 years old to test the safety and efficiency of different doses given. It’s a one-year-long trial with 8 visits to the office.

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Ages 18 – 50
Compensation* $120 per visit
Study Topics Dengue Fever

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

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Chikungunya Vaccine Study

Chikungunya is a virus that can be spread through mosquito bites similar to other mosquito-spread illnesses like Zika, malaria, dengue, and West Nile Virus. RCR is conducting a study to test the effectiveness of a phase 3 vaccine to prevent Chikungunya in people who are 65 or older. The study will be 7 months long and consists of 5 office visits and 2 phone call appointments.

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Ages 65+
Compensation* $900
Study Topics Chikungunya Virus

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

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Dengue Fever Vaccine Study

Dengue fever is a virus that is carried by mosquitoes, usually in subtropical and tropical climates. There currently isn’t a vaccine for adults, only children who are between the ages of 9-16. We are conducting a phase 2 study of a vaccine for people ages 18-50 years old to test the safety and efficiency of different doses given. It’s a one-year-long trial with 8 visits to the office.

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Ages 18 – 50
Compensation* $120 per visit
Study Topics Dengue Fever

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

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Lyme Disease Vaccine Study

There currently isn’t a vaccine out there to protect against Lyme disease. RCR is conducting a study testing the safety and efficacy of a phase 3 vaccine to help prevent Lyme disease. This study will last approximately 3 years with 7 visits to our RCR office along with 1 phone call appointment. We are seeking individuals who are 5 years and older to participate in the study.

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Ages 5+
Compensation* $1,090
Study Topics Lyme Disease Vaccine

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

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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 to 17 years old for a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a Chikungunya Vaccine in healthy adults.

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Ages 12 – 17
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.

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.