Cincinnati is key in hope for COVID-19 vaccine before the end of 2020 – WLWT Cincinnati

A vaccine with the potential to be ready for distribution before the end of the year now moves into the final phase of testing, and Cincinnati is playing a key role in the research.The Moderna vaccine is being tested in the labs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.We get to contribute to the solution and to have Cincinnati and our community to be involved in that is amazing, said UC College of Medicine faculty member Dr. Maggie Powers-Fletcher. Im thankful, and our study team is so grateful, to have this opportunity to participate.The Moderna study moved into phase three, which is when they inject about 30,000 people to see if the vaccine is effective and for how long.UC is one of about 100 testing laboratories across the nation involved in testing the vaccine for the Moderna study.Its very exciting. Were getting the ball rolling on a very important effort to learn more about the use and success of the vaccine against COVID-19, said Powers-Fletcher.This week, some sites are starting the first of two injections that will be given about a month apart. UC will begin their first injections in August.This is a unique vaccine in that its part of the genetic code, only a piece of the genetic code, that creates or prompts your body to make something that triggers your immune system, Powers-Fletcher said.The goal is to have a safe and effective vaccine ready before the end of 2020.The UC College of Medicine lab is within sight of the lab at Childrens Hospital where the Pfizer vaccine, which is also considered to be very promising, is being tested.Both studies are still looking for volunteers to participate in the research. To sign up for the UC Moderna study, click here or call 513-245-3417.To sign up for the Children's Pfizer study, email gambleprogram@cchmc.org or call 513-636-7699.

A vaccine with the potential to be ready for distribution before the end of the year now moves into the final phase of testing, and Cincinnati is playing a key role in the research.

The Moderna vaccine is being tested in the labs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

We get to contribute to the solution and to have Cincinnati and our community to be involved in that is amazing, said UC College of Medicine faculty member Dr. Maggie Powers-Fletcher. Im thankful, and our study team is so grateful, to have this opportunity to participate.

The Moderna study moved into phase three, which is when they inject about 30,000 people to see if the vaccine is effective and for how long.

UC is one of about 100 testing laboratories across the nation involved in testing the vaccine for the Moderna study.

Its very exciting. Were getting the ball rolling on a very important effort to learn more about the use and success of the vaccine against COVID-19, said Powers-Fletcher.

This week, some sites are starting the first of two injections that will be given about a month apart. UC will begin their first injections in August.

This is a unique vaccine in that its part of the genetic code, only a piece of the genetic code, that creates or prompts your body to make something that triggers your immune system, Powers-Fletcher said.

The goal is to have a safe and effective vaccine ready before the end of 2020.

The UC College of Medicine lab is within sight of the lab at Childrens Hospital where the Pfizer vaccine, which is also considered to be very promising, is being tested.

Both studies are still looking for volunteers to participate in the research.

To sign up for the UC Moderna study, click here or call 513-245-3417.

To sign up for the Children's Pfizer study, email gambleprogram@cchmc.org or call 513-636-7699.

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Cincinnati is key in hope for COVID-19 vaccine before the end of 2020 - WLWT Cincinnati

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