Houston company looking for COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteers

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston research firm has been selected for COVID-19 vaccine trials and is asking for volunteers to be a part of it.

The Texas Center for Drug Development, also known as TCDD, is asking for people to participate in the trials, which will be underway in a couple of weeks. The program is a joint initiative between DM Clinical Research and TCDD.

"I'm eager to work on resolving the public health crisis caused by COVID-19," said Dr. Vicki Miller with TCDD.

Miller told ABC13 they're collaborating with pharmaceutical companies and the National Institutes of Health as part of Operation Warp Speed to develop a COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible.

"From here in Houston at our research sites, to the companies developing new treatments and vaccines, it's a collaborative effort between everyone," she said.

Trials will start in the next few weeks.

This particular vaccine does not have COVID-19 in it. Participants would take the vaccine and journal any symptoms they experience. They would also have regular checkups with researchers.

Volunteers interested in participating can visit houstonfightscovid.com or call (281) 886-3753.

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