About the Study

Adults 65 and older are at greater risk of infection because as the body ages the immune system weakens and cannot fight off infections. In addition many in the age group may have other illnesses that make their body more susceptible to infections. It is estimated that 70% -85% of seasonal flu-related deaths occur in people 65 years and older. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) projects 900,000 Americans contract pneumococcal Pneumonia which is a serious flu-related illness that can cause death. Don’t be a part of these numbers; get seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Who is eligible to participate?

We are seeking volunteers 65 and older to participate in a study which would include a seasonal flu vaccine and a research pneumonia vaccine. The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine given in combination with a research pneumonia vaccine or each vaccine given one month apart. To qualify for this study you must be:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • willing to comply with the visit schedule
  • generally in good stable health
  • able to provide date(s) of prior flu and/or pneumonia shots

What does the study involve?

This study requires three office visits. Compensation of up to $275 is available for time and travel. For more information call 615-329-2222 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

There are no obligations. You will need to answer a brief questionnaire to see if you qualify. You may also click the Participate button above.