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novavax vaccine trial - anyone else?

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Frazzled2207 Mon 12-Oct-20 14:39:07

Have just had the call and am going tomorrow. Very excited. Anyone else doing this?

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Char2015 Mon 12-Oct-20 15:07:23

I'm not allowed to take part for health reasons. My NHS trust is one of the sites trialling this vaccine so I am following this closely. Good luck!

Yorkie127 Mon 12-Oct-20 16:37:29

Yep I'm registered for this. Went for a screening visit last week and got the vaccination while I was there. Could be the placebo tho!

mollypuss1 Mon 12-Oct-20 16:44:24

Already on it, get my second dose next Wednesday.

EatsFartsAndLeaves Mon 12-Oct-20 16:45:35

Thank you all so, so much. Fingers crossed you're immune now!

Frazzled2207 Mon 12-Oct-20 17:33:03

@Yorkie127
@mollypuss1
Brilliant! Is there anything I should know before tomorrow? Anything unpleasant?

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Yorkie127 Mon 12-Oct-20 18:00:59

It was all fairly straightforward. A few cups of tea, weight, height, blood pressure and a blood test. Then they did the vaccine injection. It was a bit sore for a day or so but nothing out of the ordinary xx good luck xx

Frazzled2207 Mon 12-Oct-20 18:42:02

@Yorkie127
Great. I’d be disappointed to get a placebo but it’s still important for the science though isn’t it

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GreenPlum Mon 12-Oct-20 18:44:11

I'm going on Tue 20th.

I wasn't expecting to get the vaccine/placebo there and then. I thought they had to check your immunity and do a covid test first.
Am I wrong, or did you do that?

Yorkie127 Mon 12-Oct-20 19:09:16

I was a surprised but yes - they did an antibody blood test and then the vaccine on the day. They unblind the trial at the end so you don't find out which you got til then. BUT they did say that you would get the vaccination early if you got the placebo as a bonus for taking part.

Biscuits, a pen, a cuppa, a thermometer and a ruler! And three tests for if you get symptoms. I've got a top up vaccine in 3 weeks x

mollypuss1 Mon 12-Oct-20 19:29:32

I got my vaccination/placebo at my first appointment. They did a Covid test and a blood test but didn’t get the results on the day. Got the Covid test results about 4 days later, no idea on the blood tests.

Frazzled2207 Mon 12-Oct-20 20:12:14

@GreenPlum
i was told that unless there was an issue that hadn't previously come to light i would get it on the spot

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andadietcoke Mon 12-Oct-20 23:27:01

I had mine yesterday. Also all in one go. Chat about the trial and the vaccine and COVID, then discussion of medical history, physical examination, obs. Then blood test and Covid test. Then injection and instructions on how to use the app to record any side effects.

Torvean32 Tue 13-Oct-20 00:01:47

Yep. My first appt is this Thursday. Only testing 400 here so glad im getting to take part.

GreenPlum Tue 13-Oct-20 09:21:59

I see. Thank you smile

Frazzled2207 Tue 13-Oct-20 11:08:48

Just finishing up now. Been jabbed. All quite interesting and pleased to be able to take part.

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Frazzled2207 Tue 13-Oct-20 11:09:55

400-600 people taking part from around 20 hospitals in the UK I’m told. I live very close to 1 which is probably a reason I was invited.

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GreenPlum Tue 13-Oct-20 11:54:28

Yes, I think it's about 10,000 across the UK which would be 500 from 20 hospitals. I think ours is 600.

I clicked on something a while ago to say I'd be interested in taking part in a trial. I think it was on the Covid-19 Zoe app.

Then I had an email and a questionnaire followed by another email inviting me to call and arrange an appointment.

Torvean32 Tue 13-Oct-20 18:12:49

In the states they're getting 450$ for this study. I mean im happy to take part. £450 would have been very handy though.

Msmcc1212 Tue 13-Oct-20 19:07:32

Thanks for being guinea pigs all. Hope you don’t grow an extra arm wink

Frazzled2207 Tue 13-Oct-20 19:08:03

@Torvean32
Wow-feel hard done by now!
They were very clear to be very thankful to all of us this morning

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Frazzled2207 Tue 13-Oct-20 19:09:31

@GreenPlum
They do do a Covid test (no result yet) and a blood test for antibodies but neither affect your ability to get the jab done.

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GreenPlum Tue 13-Oct-20 19:32:23

Msmcc1212

Thanks for being guinea pigs all. Hope you don’t grow an extra arm wink


😬

GreenPlum Tue 13-Oct-20 19:32:54

Frazzled2207

*@GreenPlum*
They do do a Covid test (no result yet) and a blood test for antibodies but neither affect your ability to get the jab done.


Great! Thank you!

Torvean32 Wed 14-Oct-20 02:12:00

Frazzled2207

*@Torvean32*
Wow-feel hard done by now!
They were very clear to be very thankful to all of us this morning

I think most U.S studies pay. I mean men can pay their rent by donating 2 seperate body fluids. They're not so interested in some womens bodily fluids wink

Free biscuits sound good to me too.

I dont mind blood tests/ vaccines.
It's the swabs I'm not keen on. I don't have tonsils , will they still do a throat swab?

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