San Antonio researchers seek 500-600 participants for COVID-19 vaccine trial – KSAT San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO– A COVID-19 vaccine trial is getting ready to begin in San Antonio, and beginning Thursday, scientists will begin evaluating possible participants.
The trial is happening at Clinical Trials of Texas, which lies in the Medical Center area.
You need to be 18 or older and not have actually had COVID-19 before to take part. Also, if those who wish to join the trial have underlying conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, they should be managed.
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Responders and other front line employees at high risk of contracting COVID-19 are especially motivated to use.
” They will be evaluated when they can be found in to screen for the trial,” stated Dr. Douglass Denham, chief medical director of Clinical Trials of Texas.
The vaccine study is set to begin on July 27.
” Its a large 30,000 patient trial across the country and around the world,” Denham said.
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Participants will receive two rounds of injections. The 2nd booster shot will be offered about a month after the.
Denham ensures that those who get involved can not end up being contaminated from the vaccine.
“The vaccine itself is not a live vaccine, vaccination-type of procedure,” Denham said.
He stated some individuals could experience typical mild vaccine adverse effects.
“Pain at the injection website, possibly fevers, some redness of the skin around that location. Typically, that goes away,” Denham stated.
The intent is that the vaccine, which is being produced by the business Moderna, produces antibodies that will protect versus the infection. The vaccine still must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration if trials are effective.
At best, the whole process could take numerous months, but Denham says the vaccine could be available to the general public as early as the end of this year or the beginning of 2021.
If you d like more details on how to end up being a participant, call 210-949-0122, extension 290, or go to
Chosen individuals will get a stipend for travel expenses, though the specific amount hasnt been figured out.

“Pain at the injection website, possibly fevers, some redness of the skin around that area. Muscle pains and discomforts, tiredness. They do not feel well for a couple of days. Normally, that goes away,” Denham said.