San Antonio researchers seek 500-600 participants for COVID-19 vaccine trial

SAN ANTONIO – A COVID-19 vaccine trial is getting ready to begin in San Antonio, and starting Thursday, researchers will start screening possible participants.

The trial is taking place at Clinical Trials of Texas in the Medical Center area.

You must be 18 or older and not have had COVID-19 before to participate. Also, if those who want to join the trial have underlying conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, they must be managed.

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First responders and other front line workers at high risk of contracting COVID-19 are especially encouraged to apply.

“They will be tested when they come in to screen for the trial,” said Dr. Douglass Denham, chief medical director of Clinical Trials of Texas.

The vaccine study is set to begin on July 27.

“It’s a large 30,000 patient trial across the country and around the world,” Denham said.