Every year influenza, commonly known as the flu, takes many lives and makes millions of people generally miserable. You can join the fight against influenza by volunteering for a flu vaccine clinical trial. Each year medical researchers develop a flu vaccine trial to protect millions from becoming ill. Like any other drug, a new flu vaccine must be tested on human subjects before being approved for use by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
Influenza is a seasonal virus that develops many different strains. Generally becoming ill with the flu is an inconvenience, but not life-threatening. For a limited population with compromised immunity, however, the flu can be deadly. At risk for complications from the flu are people with suppressed immunity due to other illnesses, older individuals, young children and pregnant women.
Symptoms of the Flu
Symptoms of the flu can include fever, chills, cough, muscle aches and general fatigue. Severe cases carry risk of dehydration, particularly if the symptoms aren’t treated properly and quickly.
The best way to combat an influenza epidemic is prevention. That means frequent hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and getting a vaccine.
If you are a healthy adult, you can likely qualify for a flu vaccine clinical trial. Every year new strains of the influenza virus develop, and older strains become resistant to previously effective vaccines. In an effort to control the spread of influenza, a new flu vaccine is developed every year to combat the latest and strongest strain.
Ready to Volunteer?
Volunteer today to see if you qualify for our Flu Vaccine clinical research study, Qualified volunteers will be compensated for time and travel.