Who is accepting volunteers for the clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccines?
The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) is conducting studies to find safe and effective vaccines and monoclonal antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To volunteer, sign up for the CoVPN Volunteer Screening Registry.
Are people with a mental health condition at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19?
This is unknown. Talk to your provider if you have any concerns about any medications you take and whether they may affect your immune system. Stopping or changing medications is an important decision you should only make in consultation with your doctor.
What are some healthy ways to cope with stress during pandemic?
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media. It’s good to be informed, but hearing about the pandemic constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.
Are volunteers compensated for COVID-19 vaccine trials?
Compensation varies based on the vaccine trial you enter. Some offer compensation for travel or time involved with participating.
Who is considered to be essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Essential (critical infrastructure) workers include health care personnel and employees in other essential workplaces (e.g., first responders and grocery store workers).
Can I be forced to work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Generally, your employer may require you to come to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some government emergency orders may affect which businesses can remain open during the pandemic. Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a safe and healthful workplace.
How do I find a COVID-19 vaccine trial?
Visit www.clinicaltrials.gov or the COVID-19 Prevention Network for information. You can also visit the Duke Clinical Trials Directory and search for COVID-19 studies.
Who can get a Covid booster?
People with compromised immune systems who already got two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines can now get a third shot to boost their protection from COVID-19. This week’s decision by federal health agencies is welcome news to many patients and their doctors who have been calling for this for months.
How do I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine trial with Hackensack Meridian Health?
There are several Phase III Clinical Trials that are currently seeking volunteers. To raise your hand, you have to complete a brief screening survey. You must be 18 years or older to participate.