The search for a Coronavirus vaccine has been well underway since the start of the pandemic. However, major strides are being made in the right direction. Mount Pleasant’s Coastal Carolina Research Center is beginning to test a COVID-19 vaccination. While things are still in the trial stages, this is huge progress in aiding those affected by the virus.
“We’re looking for men and women 18 and older who are at risk of getting COVID,” announced principal investigator Dr. Cynthia Strout. “Now if you’ve had the diagnosis of COVID, then you cannot participate. There’s a few medical conditions or medications that might exclude you from the study, if you have autoimmune disease or are on medicine that affects the immune system.”
The team dedicated to finding a vaccine has been performing clinical research in order to better understand the virus. Those opting to participate will receive $100 per visit and $30 for tasks that can be performed at home.
How can you join the study? Start by filling out their inquiry form on the Coastal Carolina Research website.