UCL healthcare workers invited to take part in Covid-19 vaccine trial
29 May 2020
UCL staff who have a healthcare role – for example as a member of staff at one of our partner hospitals – are invited to take part in a UCLH trial of the Covid-19 vaccine developed at the University of Oxford. The study is particularly looking for volunteers aged 56 and above.
The study aims to find a safe vaccine that can be used to create immune responses against the virus and thus prevent the disease.
Recruitment is aimed at all healthcare staff – clinical and non-clinical – except those whose work is office-based. Priority will be given to staff who have continued to travel into work during the lockdown.
Given the rapid pace of the trial, volunteers need to register interest urgently – you can find out more and apply on the trial website.
Places are limited – the study will recruit a maximum of 500 healthcare workers in total – and recruitment is on a first come first served basis.
UCLH is recruiting all ages over 18, but recruitment is currently focused on two age groups: those aged 56-69 and those who are 70 and above. The trial website run by Oxford currently only mentions the 18 to 55 group – but you can also apply if you are 56 or over.
On the UCLH trial page, volunteers should click on the ‘Pre-Screening Questionnaire’ button and complete the online form.
Questions about the study can be sent to Uclh.firstname.lastname@example.org.