What is Influenza (FLU)?
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by certain germs (viruses) spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching the surface of an object that has the flu virus on it and then touching your nose, mouth, or eyes.
Flu can be detected year round, but the flu season in the United States typically starts in the fall and lasts into spring.
Why is this study important?
Influenza can lead to death and the current vaccines are only partially effective
Influenza (FLU) virus infection can be life threatening. The flu vaccines that are currently available only cover approximately 60% of influenza strains present in our communities.
The World Health Organization has reported that influenza causes 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness and up to 650,000 deaths every year worldwide.
A flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting and spreading the flu. Flu vaccination has been shown to reduce doctor’s visits, decrease days of missed work/school, and lower the risk of flu-related hospitalization and death. While some people still get the flu even though they have been vaccinated, studies show vaccinated people have less severe flu symptoms. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends everyone age 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine unless they previously experienced a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine or are allergic to the ingredients in the vaccine.
In this study every participant will receive an influenza (flu) vaccine. There are no placebos. Each person who enrolls in this study will receive either the trial mRNA flu vaccine or a comparator flu vaccine currently on the market.
If you want to join our influenza study, answer the “Do You Qualify” section and fill out the contact form, and our office will give you a call and answer all of your questions. No obligations!
Our recruitment office number is 501-500-4270.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Have not had a flu vaccine in the last 6 months
- Call 501-500-4270 for other qualifications