WUSM St. Louis Teams up With SLU for Vaccine Development to Drive Efficient COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in the Region

WUSM St. Louis Teams with SLU enter for Vaccine Development to Drive Efficient COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in the Region

Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis University Center for Vaccine Development have joined forces to collaborate with the COVID-19 Protection Network in a bid to more efficiently and effectively run COVID-19 focused vaccine research in the region. The duo plan to recruit up to 3,000 participations from across the St. Louis metropolitan region.  

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St. Louis, known as the “Gateway to the West” is also a gateway for these important clinical trials testing investigational COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Rachel Presti, medical director of the infectious diseases clinical research unit at Washington University, told St. Louis Today, “We are excited that the St. Louis community will have this opportunity to participate in historic clinical trials aimed at helping to identify the most effective vaccines for preventing COVID-19." The combined St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL metropolitan area has about 3 million people.

Dr. Sharon Frey, clinical director of SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development and a lead investigator for the trial at that center, commented, “We are deeply grateful for the support of the St. Louis community as we launch these trials,...

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