Enrollment open for Lyme Disease vaccine clinical trial

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 4:15pm

Care Access is currently enrolling people aged five and up in a Phase Three trial for a vaccine for Lyme disease developed by Pfizer. The vaccines became available on Block Island on August 5, and Dr. Thomas Warcup of the Block Island Medical Center is an investigator in the trial.
Those interested in participating may sign up at Lymetrial.com or call (877) 565-5112. You may also scan the QR code with your phone.
After signing up through the website, participants will be contacted within 24 hours to set up an appointment at a location to be determined by your zip code. The first step at the appointment will be to review and complete the required consent forms. Following that, a comprehensive health evaluation will take place and if you “pass,” you will receive your first dose.
Fifty percent of all participants will receive a saline placebo, and 50 percent will get the vaccine.
It is free to participate, but besides the shots themselves, you will need to attend at least seven in-person study visits over the course of 30 months. You may be reimbursed for “expenses and time related to completing certain study tasks,” according to the website ValorLymeStudy.com. You may leave the study at any time if you change your mind.