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How to Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering to participate in a clinical trial, please call us at 1-866-833-LIFE (5433) or or e-mail us at

We will send you information about our clinical trials and follow up with you to answer any questions. Once you agree to participate, we will follow the steps below.

Informed Consent
You will have an initial interview
We will tell you about the study in detail
We will answer any questions you have to make sure that you understand everything involved with participating in our trial
You will read and sign a consent form for the study
Eligibility Screening
We will ask you to complete a health questionnaire
You will receive a clinical exam that includes blood tests and a physical exam
Over the period of a few weeks or months (depending on the trial) you will receive a vaccination or a series of vaccinations
You will be asked to keep a record of any physical reaction you have to the vaccine Monitoring
We will monitor the effects of the vaccine through periodic blood tests
You will also receive physical examinations while you are participating in the trial



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