Research team call on volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial

Volunteers are still needed to join the fight against COVID-19 and be a part of an ongoing vaccine trial.

NHS staff from across Durham and the Tees Valley are part of a joined team running the Novavax trial at the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

If you are aged between 18 and 84 and at normal or high risk of coronavirus, you may be eligible to be take part.

Research lead Kerry Colling said: “I am delighted with how the trial is developing so far. Research staff from three health trusts in the region have come together and are working seamlessly.

“We are very pleased with the response we have had so far from the public. People want to play their part.

“We are calling on more people to come forward and get involved.

“So many of us will know of the impact it has on daily living and life. Now there is a chance for you to help your family, friends and community by joining the NHS in its fight against COVID-19.”

To find out more and see if you are eligible to be involved visit

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