About The Study:

The pneumococcal virus can infect all ages and be very dangerous. The virus attacks the lungs and our entire upper respiratory tract, causing them to fill up with fluids making it incredibly hard to breathe. It is very contagious and people often confuse it with the flu but it is not. Pneumonia is different from the flu because the flu is caused by viruses that infect the body whereas pneumonia is caused by bacteria. Symptoms can include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, sweating, and chills. Pneumonia is a serious disease that if left untreated can spread to other organs and cause organ failure. There isn’t a season when pneumonia is more prevalent. It is common in any season and can easily be spread through coughing or close contact. There are antibiotics to treat pneumonia but they aren’t always effective. Doctors recommend that the best way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated against the illness. Getting the flu vaccine can also be beneficial because strains of the flu can sometimes lead to pneumonia. This can happen because your body is so weak that it can be hard to fight off the bacteria. 

Rochester Clinical Research is conducting a pneumococcal study to test the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of a vaccine in people who are between the ages of 18-49. This vaccine is trying to prevent different variants of pneumonia from infecting the body. The study will last approximately 6 months and include 2 office visits and 3 phone call visits. 

Study-related care is available to participants at no cost and health insurance is not required nor needed. Compensation is also available for up to $555 for your time and travel to participate.

Qualifications

  • Are between the ages of 18 to 49 years old
  • Are generally healthy
  • *Please note, that other conditions may apply