Lyme Disease is one of the most common diseases transmitted by an insect bite in the United States. After a tick attaches itself to a host, it can take up to 24-36 hours for the tick to infect the body with Lyme disease. Once infected, flu-like symptoms usually occur such as headaches, fevers, fatigue, and a bulls-eye rash. If this goes untreated the symptoms can worsen into joint swelling and stiffness, facial palsy, severe headaches, and neck pain. In the U.S. alone, about 476,000 people are affected annually by Lyme disease. 

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. 

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

Qualifications

  • Must be between the ages of 5-17 years old
  • No diagnosis of Lyme Disease within the last 3 months
  • Generally in good health
  • *Please note, that other conditions may apply