RSV Vaccine Study

Participants needed: Healthy babies age 12 to 23 months.

Why are we doing this study: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a virus that can cause infection in the airways.  Symptoms of RSV infection are like the common cold, such as runny nose, cough, sneezing.  There is currently no vaccine to treat RSV.  Researchers want to learn more about a new RSV vaccine that may potentially protect infants from RSV disease.

The study involves: 12 visits over 24 months.  Visits to the study clinic will include a blood test at each visit, questions about your baby’s health, physical exam, nose swabs, and 2 vaccinations.

You will receive: Eligible participants will be reimbursed for travel/ parking with a $40 honorarium at each visit.

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Pneumococcal Vaccine Study

Participants needed: Babies at 2 months of age who were born healthy and at term (at least 37 weeks’ gestation).

Why are we doing this study: Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP). Although the vaccine is given as 3 shots at 2, 4, and 12 months of age, researchers would like to find out if it is possible to achieve the same protection using just 2 shots at 2 and 12 months.

The study involves: 6 visits over 11 months. Visits to the study clinic will include a blood test at each visit, poop samples, vaccinations at 2 and 12 months of age or vaccinations at 2, 4, and 12 months of age and questions about your baby’s health.

You will receive: Eligible participants will be reimbursed for travel/ parking and receive an honorarium at each visit.

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HPV Vaccine Evaluation Study (QUEST)

Quest logo artworkParticipants needed: Teenage girls who have received their HPV vaccine through their provincial immunization program (2 or 3 doses).

Why are we doing this study: For this cross-Canada study, we are BC’s recruiting site for the QUEST HPV vaccine evaluation study. Visit the QUEST website at  www.questhpvstudy.ca for more information.

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Special Immunization Clinic

IMG_0125Participants needed: Must be referred by public health or your doctor.

Why are we doing this study: This study will collect information about adverse reactions following immunization from patients attending the Special Immunization Clinic.  The information collected will help build standard care plans that guide doctors as they care for patients with adverse reactions. Continue reading “Special Immunization Clinic”