Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Coronavirus UK: Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Needs Volunteers - You Could Get Paid £625

Imperial College London is asking Brits to take part in a trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine.


The trial, which will take place over the coming months, will test a vaccine on healthy people aged between 18 to 55 and volunteers could be paid between £190 to £625 to thank them for their time.

The news comes on the back of Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s announcement that the COVID-19 vaccine developed at the University of Oxford will be trialled on humans from tomorrow.

So, where can you sign up to be a volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccine and where do you have to be based?

The Oxford trial is currently recruiting volunteers in Greater London, Bristol (BS1-6 and BS8) and Southampton.

The Oxford vaccine – known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 – will be trialled on 510 people out of a group of 1,112 aged 18 to 55.
Coronavirus UK: Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Needs Volunteers - You Could Get Paid £625
Coronavirus UK: Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Needs Volunteers - You Could Get Paid £625
Half of the volunteers will be given the new vaccine while the others will get a control vaccine. Volunteers are not told which one they are given.

In total, the trial will require 4-12 visits over the space of six months.

If you are based in London, Bristol or Southampton, you can sign up via the COVID-19 vaccine trial website, however, you must be:


  • Aged 18-55 years old
  • In good health
  • Be based in the specified area


You cannot participate if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or have previously taken part in a trial with an adenoviral vaccine or received any other coronavirus vaccines.

You also cannot take part if you have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Imperial College is involved in the trial of the Oxford vaccine but is not yet trialling its own vaccine, which they hope to test in June.

Their website states: ‘The Imperial team hopes the RNA vaccine will begin human trials in June.

‘The group has not yet begun screening participants for the study, but members of the public can register their interest by signing up to the NIHR’s Imperial CRF’s Healthy Volunteers database.’

Source: metro.co.uk

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