Everyone’s help is needed in the fight against COVID-19. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has partnered with the NHS to launch a new service that will allow people across the UK to sign up for information on the new COVID-19 vaccine studies.
There are a number of vaccines being identified and safety-tested at the moment, but only large scale studies can give scientists the information needed about how effective they are. The new NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry will help speed up scientists’ search for people willing to be involved in vaccine studies. This could potentially lead to an effective vaccine against coronavirus being identified and made available to the UK public earlier.
The service is available to anyone aged 18 or over, living in the UK. By registering, you are not signing up to take part in a specific trial or study. Instead, researchers who are working on vaccine studies supported by the NIHR will be able to search for volunteers who have signed up to the service and contact them with further information.
We need as many people to sign up as possible in order to speed up research against COVID-19.
Sign up by visiting: www.nhs.uk/sign-up-to-be-contacted-for-research