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Are you up for a challenge? Take part in this Halifax research study

Posted by Research - Faculty of Medicine on January 25, 2023 in General Announcements

Current whooping cough vaccines have reduced case numbers, but the disease is still common and can be fatal for infants. As a first step towards developing a more effective vaccine, CCfV is conducting a human challenge trial in Halifax to study how the disease progresses. You may be able to help. 
In the study, healthy, informed, consenting adults are intentionally exposed to a mild case of whooping cough and closely monitored by healthcare professionals in a low-risk environment. 
To participate, you must be 18-40 years old, in good health, and available to stay in the Challenge Unit in Halifax for 16-21 days. There are multiple intake dates available, and participants are reimbursed. 
To learn more or sign up, visit