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novavax vaccine trial - anyone else?
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Frazzled2207 · 12/10/2020 14:39

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

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Char2015 · 12/10/2020 15:07

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!

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Yorkie127 · 12/10/2020 16:37

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!

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mollypuss1 · 12/10/2020 16:44

Already on it, get my second dose next Wednesday.

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EatsFartsAndLeaves · 12/10/2020 16:45

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

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Frazzled2207 · 12/10/2020 17:33

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

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Yorkie127 · 12/10/2020 18:00

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

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Frazzled2207 · 12/10/2020 18:42

@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 · 12/10/2020 18:44

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?

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Yorkie127 · 12/10/2020 19:09

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

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mollypuss1 · 12/10/2020 19:29

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.

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Frazzled2207 · 12/10/2020 20:12

@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 · 12/10/2020 23:27

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.

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Torvean32 · 13/10/2020 00:01

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

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GreenPlum · 13/10/2020 09:21

I see. Thank you :)

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Frazzled2207 · 13/10/2020 11:08

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

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Frazzled2207 · 13/10/2020 11:09

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 · 13/10/2020 11:54

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.

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Torvean32 · 13/10/2020 18:12

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

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Msmcc1212 · 13/10/2020 19:07

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

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Frazzled2207 · 13/10/2020 19:08

@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 · 13/10/2020 19:09

@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 · 13/10/2020 19:32

@Msmcc1212

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

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GreenPlum · 13/10/2020 19:32

@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!
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Torvean32 · 14/10/2020 02:12

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*@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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GreenPlum · 14/10/2020 07:52

My DD had tonsils removed years ago but they still did throat swab in a covid test when she had symptoms in July (not during vaccine trial).

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