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COVID-19 Vaccine Study

The Oxford Vaccine Centre, University of Oxford are recruiting now for a new COVID-19 vaccine study.

This study aims to find a safe vaccine that can be used to create immune responses against the virus and thus prevent the disease. We are looking for healthy volunteers aged 18-55 who will be compensated for 4-12 visits over 6-12 months.

For more information, please visit: https://www.covid19vaccinetrial.co.uk/

Read more about the news story here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-03-27-oxford-covid-19-vaccine-programme-opens-clinical-trial-recruitment 

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