About the Study

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Complications of flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes.

Anyone can get flu, and serious problems related to flu can happen at any age, but some people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical, pregnant women, and children younger than 5 years.

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. In this study, you will receive a nasal mist and injection.

This study will last approximately 1-2 months with 5 visits to our office.

Study-related care is available to participants at no cost and health insurance is not required nor needed. Compensation of up to $625 is available for time and travel to those who qualify.

To qualify for this study you must be between the ages of 60 and 85 years old with no history of flu vaccination in the past 6 months.

Qualifications

  • Between the ages of 65-85 years old
  • No Allergies to Eggs
  • No Influenza Vaccine within the last 6 months