Do you want to help in the search for a Covid19 vaccine?

Researchers in the UK need more volunteers and particularly over 65s and people from BAME backgrounds, as well as frontline workers.

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Over 100,000 people have volunteered to take part in COVID-19 vaccine trials, helping to speed up efforts to discover a safe and effective vaccine.

The government is encouraging more people to join the thousands of volunteers and sign up to the to help the NHS in the fight against coronavirus and ensure potential candidates work for everyone.

To enable large-scale vaccine studies to take place across the UK, the aim is to get as many people as possible signed up to the Registry by October.

Researchers particularly welcome people from all parts of society, especially those who are more likely to benefit from a vaccine, including the over 65s, frontline health and social care workers, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Clinical studies with a diverse pool of volunteers will help scientists and researchers better understand the effectiveness of each vaccine candidate and will considerably speed up efforts to discover a safe and workable vaccine.

If you think you might like to be involved you can find more by going to NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry  where you will find lots of information and a link to register your interest.  If you fill out the form, researchers will contact you if they think you are suitable for a study and will tell you more about it.

Registering your interest does NOT commit you to taking part in anything and you can withdraw from this at any time.