Volunteers being sought for possible COVID-19 vaccines

Volunteers are now being enrolled by researchers at Pitt and UPMC for studies of possible vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19.

The Pittsburgh Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit Registry — a group of people who agree to be contacted when new vaccines are ready to be tested — is currently focused on COVID-19 vaccine trials in the Pittsburgh region.

Those who want to join the registry, will need to provide some basic information about themselves and have their current medical condition reviewed. Joining the registry simply expresses interest in taking part; once a vaccine trial is identified, the study team will reach out to see who in the registry would like to learn more about participation.

The current COVID-19 vaccine studies included in the registry are enrolling adults aged 18 and older, of all races, ethnicities, and gender identities. Future trials may enroll children. Involving people from all backgrounds will improve the development of the vaccines for everyone.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.PVTU.org or call 412-383-1313.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Pitt+Me also is signing up volunteers for several other studies linked to COVID-19. Find them listed on the COVID-19 studies page.