The University of Miami wants you to participate in the coronavirus vaccine trials.

MIAMI – Researchers from the University of Miami are looking for around 1,000 healthy adult volunteers to participate in the coronavirus vaccine trials in South Florida.

Dr Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, an infectious disease expert at the University of Miami, said one of the trials is with the Cambridge-based Modern biotech company, which begins later this month.

“We have the necessary infrastructure to be able to do this type of study,” Doblecki-Lewis said.

The vaccine was already part of a study led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He found that the vaccine “induced rapid and strong immune responses” against the virus, according to Moderna.

Phase 2 is a dose confirmation study. Volunteers will receive two vaccines administered 28 days apart. Phase 3 is a placebo-controlled trial that will include about 30,000 participants.

Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 55 and should not have had COVID-19. Doblecki-Lewis said they are looking for a diverse group in terms of age, gender, race, ethnicity and underlying health problems.

For more information on volunteering, visit the volunteer selection registration page.

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