Charleston, South Carolina-based Coastal Pediatric Research was recently selected by Moderna to participate in their pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trials, the only such site in the state to be involved with the recently closed-to-enrollment trial for 12 to 17 year old participants. While the site is now accepting possible candidates from age 6 month to 11 years of age as well as the sponsor will open up to include that age group. Overall this region, known as Lowcountry, shows positive participation rates for all age groups.
The “Teen COVE” study (NCT04649151) investigates the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine currently under emergency use authorization (EUA) for adults. This particular Phase 2/3 study involves 3,000 participants initially age 12 to 18 but now younger and is designed to evaluate the safety and reactogenicity of a ingle dose level of mRNA-1273 vaccine administered in two doses across 28 days apart in this younger population.
Who Coastal Pediatric Research?
Coastal Pediatric Research was formed in 2012 as an extension of Coastal Pediatric Associates or CPA. This trial site operation has grown into a multi-faceted research corporation offering diverse pediatric research programs within their family practice setting.
With a focus on whole person care, the trial site and clinic seeks to ensure that children have a medical home. The trial site employs a handful of physicians that serve as investigators for the adolescent population.
Dr. Robert Clifford, MD, Principal Investigator
Call to Action: For those residing in the Lowcountry, check out the link for more information.