Vaccines play an important role in keeping us healthy, by reducing the risk of infection. The vaccine works with with our natural immune system to build defenses and immunity to a specific disease. When germs (either a bacteria or virus) invade the body, they attack and multiply. This is called an infection. In response, the body’s immune system, a network of cells, tissues and organs, work together to protect your body and get rid of the infection. If the germ is new or foreign to your immune system, it make take several days for your immune system to act, as it is learning how to fight off the infection. Because your immune system has a great memory, if the germ comes back, your immune system will be able to fight it off faster, keeping you healthier and happier.

When you get a vaccine, it imitates an infection which allows the immune system to develop immunity. The vaccine rarely causes illness since it is a small amount of weak or dead germs that can cause the disease. This allows the immune system to produce antibodies and prepare your body to fight the disease faster and more effectively. This way you won’t get sick or reduce the severity of the symptoms.

There are several different types of vaccines:

  • A Live Vaccine fight viruses and bacteria. These vaccines contain a version of the living virus or bacteria that has been weakened so it does not cause serious disease in people with a healthy immune system. Since this type of vaccine is closest the “real” infection, it is the best teacher for your immune system. An example of this type is the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine or the Chickenpox vaccine.
  • An Inactivated Vaccine also fight viruses and bacteria. The vaccine includes germs which are killed (or inactive). Since the vaccine produces an immune response which is slower than a live vaccine, often times multiple doses are necessary to build up and maintain immunity. An example of this type of vaccine would be the polio vaccine.
  • A Toxoid Vaccine prevents diseases caused by bacteria that produce toxins in the body. When the immune system receives a vaccine containing a toxoid, the immune system learns to fight off the natural toxin should you come into contact with it. An example of this type would be the diphtheria and tetanus vaccine.
  • A Subunit Vaccine, similar to the inactivated vaccine, this vaccine doesn’t contain live components of a virus or bacteria. It contains only specific parts of the germ (also scientifically known as an antigen) that is necessary to teach your immune system how to fight off the virus. Side effects for this type of vaccine is less common, as it is not give the whole germ.   An example of this would be the Whooping Cough Vaccine.
  • A Conjugate Vaccines fights off a different type of bacteria. Bacteria can sometimes go unnoticed by your immune system by disguising themselves. This make it hard for your immune system to recognize and respond to the bacteria. The vaccine gives information to recognize the disguised bacteria to your immune system. Therefore, letting your immune system react and develop a response. An example of this type of vaccine is the Hib vaccine.

While vaccines work in different ways, they all have an important task in keeping us healthy. Medical advancements for vaccines are an important part of continuing to keep us healthy.  Research is about finding out new knowledge that could lead to changes in treatment, or care. This new knowledge give investigational vaccines the potential to have greater protection to disease and update current ones to be more effective and safe. If you would like to be a part of a community of research heroes, and would like to participate in a vaccine research study, give us a call today at 585-288-0890.

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Flu Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking participants who are 18 years or older for a quadrivalent Influenza mRNA vaccine study. The Study is about 1 year and includes 5 office visits and 1 telephone call. You will be compensated around $700 if you qualify to participate.

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Ages 18+
Compensation* $700
Study Topics Vaccines

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

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Combined COVID/Flu Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently looking for participants who are 50 years or older for a combined Covid/Flu vaccine study. This study is approximately 6 months long and includes 3 visits to our office. For your participation you will receive $150.00 for each on-site study visit you complete. You will also receive $50.00 per weekly eDiary amount for vaccination eDiary completion for a period of 7 days.

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Ages 50+
Compensation* About $500
Study Topics Vaccines

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

Avian Flu Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking participants between the ages of 18-85 years old for an Avian Flu vaccine research study. The study is approximately 8 months long and includes 7 visits to our office. You will be compensated for your time and travel if you qualify.

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Ages 18 – 85
Compensation* $125 per visit
Study Topics vaccines

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

Combined Covid/Flu vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking participants who are 18-64 years old for a combination Flu and COVID vaccine study. The study is approximately 6 months long and includes 3-4 visits to the office. Compensation will be provided for your participation in this study.

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Ages 18 – 64
Compensation* $119 per office visit
Study Topics Vaccines

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

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Private: Flu Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking participants who are 65 years or older for an investigational mRNA flu vaccine research study. The study is approximately 6 months long and includes 4 visits to the office along with 3 telephone calls. You will be compensated $100 per office visit and $50 per phone call if you qualify.

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Ages 65+
Compensation* $100 per office visit & $50 per telephone call
Study Topics vaccines

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

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Combined Covid/Flu Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking participants who are 50 years or older for an investigational Covid-19/Influenza (Flu) vaccine study. The study is approximately 6 months long and includes 2-3 visits to our office along with 2-3 telephone calls. You will be reimbursed for trial related time.

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Ages 50+
Compensation* $125 per visit
Study Topics Vaccines

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

Flu Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking volunteers who are 65 years or older, who have not had a flu shot in the last 6 months, for an mRNA multivalent influenza vaccine study. The study could last up to 6 months and includes up to 5 visits to our office. If you qualify, compensation is available for your time and travel.

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Ages 65+
Compensation* $125 per visit & $50 per phone call
Study Topics Vaccines

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

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Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking participants who are between the ages of 18-60 years old for an HSV-2 genital herpes vaccine study. This study is approximately 15 months long and includes 10 office visits and 12 telephone calls. To qualify for this study, you must have had a diagnosis of genital herpes for at least 1 year. Compensation for your trial-related time is available.

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Ages 18 – 60
Compensation* TBD
Study Topics Vaccines

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

Norovirus Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking participants between the ages of 18 to 49 and 60 to 80 years old for a norovirus vaccine study. The study is approximately 14 months long and includes 11 office visits and 8 telephone calls. Compensation for this study is $125 per office visit and $25 per phone call completed.

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Ages 18 – 80
Compensation* $125 per visit & $25 per phone call completed
Study Topics Vaccines

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

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Pediatric RSV Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently enrolling children between the ages of 2-17 years old for a pediatric RSV vaccine study. The study is approximately 6 months long and will include 2 visits to our office and 2 phone calls. Compensation of $125 per office visit and $60 per phone visit is available for trial-related time.

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Ages 2 – 17
Compensation* $125 per visit & $60 per phone call
Study Topics RSV, Vaccines, Pediatric study

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

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RSV & Human Metapneumovirus Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is seeking volunteers between the ages of 60-85 years old for an investigational RSV and human metapneumovirus vaccine study. The study could last approximately 12 months long and include 7 visits to our office along with 5 telephone calls. During this study, you will be compensated for your participation up to $200 per office visit and $50 per phone call.

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Ages 60 – 85
Compensation* $200 per visit & $50 per phone call
Study Topics vaccines

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

Adult Lyme Disease Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is seeking participants between the ages of 18-70 years old for an adult Lyme Disease vaccine study. The study is approximately 19 months long and will include 12-14 visits to our office during that time. There is a 12.5% chance of a placebo in this study. Compensation for your trial-related time will be provided.

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Ages 18 – 70
Compensation* $158 per visit
Study Topics Lyme Disease, Vaccines

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

Pneumococcal Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking participants who are 50 years or older for a Pneumococcal vaccine research study. The length of the study is 6 months long and it includes approximately 3-4 visits to the office and 6 telephone calls. To qualify, you can’t have had a previous pneumococcal vaccine. For your participation, you will be compensated for your trial related time.

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Ages 50+
Compensation* $125 per visit & $50 per phone call
Study Topics Vaccines

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

Flu Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking volunteers between the ages of 18-50 years old, who have not had a flu shot in the last 6 months, for an mRNA multivalent influenza vaccine study. The study could last up to 7 months and includes up to 6 visits to our office and 2 phone/virtual contacts. If you qualify, compensation is available for your time and travel.

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Ages 18 – 50
Compensation* $125 per visit
Study Topics Vaccines

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

Covid Booster Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is looking for participants 12 -17 years old for a Covid-19 booster study. This study is approximately 12 months long and includes 5 visits to our office along with 3 telephone calls. Compensation is available if you qualify to participate.

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Ages 12 – 17
Compensation* $125 per visit & $50 per phone call
Study Topics Vaccines

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

Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking healthy volunteers between the ages of 18-55 years old to participate in an mRNA vaccine study to help potentially prevent the Epstein-Barr Virus. The study is 13 months long and includes 11 visits to our office. Compensation is available for your time and travels to participate.

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Ages 18 – 55
Compensation* $200 per visit
Study Topics Vaccines

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

Varicella Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently looking for individuals to join a vaccine study for the varicella-zoster virus. Varicella is a herpesvirus that can cause chickenpox and shingles infections. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an mRNA vaccine against the virus. RCR is seeking participants between the ages of 50-69 years old who have not previously received a shingles vaccine. This study could last between 8-12 months to 5 years long and includes at least 10-15 office visits. Reimbursement to participate is available for up to $128 per office visit and $5 for every diary entry completed.

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Ages 50 – 69
Compensation* $128 per visit
Study Topics Vaccines

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

CMV Adolescents Vaccine Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking volunteers between the ages of 9-15 years old to participate in a preventative CMV vaccine study. The purpose of this study is to vaccinate children against the virus to prevent them from spreading it to adults, especially women that may be planning on becoming pregnant in the foreseeable future. The study is approximately 18 months long and includes 12 visits in total.

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Ages 9 – 15
Compensation* $1,809
Study Topics Vaccines

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

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Pediatric Lyme Disease Vaccine Study

There is currently no vaccine to prevent or protect against Lyme. RCR is currently conducting a vaccine study to help prevent Lyme disease from infecting adolescents between the ages of 5 to 17. This study will last approximately 24 months with 6 visits to our RCR office and 2 telephone calls. 

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Ages 5 – 17
Compensation* $125 per visit
Study Topics Vaccines

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

CMV Vaccine

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking born-female volunteers who are 16 or 17 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 – 17
Gender For female patients only
Study Topics Vaccine