Hunterdon Health Participates in Lyme Disease Vaccine Study
October 11, 2022
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that can cause serious long-term symptoms if untreated. For people who live in areas where ticks are common, a preventative vaccine would be better than current measures like insect repellants and checking for ticks. This clinical trial will evaluate if an investigational vaccine is safe and effective for preventing Lyme disease in people 5 years and older. By choosing to volunteer, you will represent others like you – in age, race, ethnicity and from communities like ours.
Who may participate:
Healthy children (between 5 years and 17 years) old and adults (18 years of age and older) who live in places or participate in activities that increase their risk for Lyme disease. Risk factors for Lyme include:
Outdoor occupations such as landscaping, forestry, or wildlife and parks management
Frequent outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, or gardening
Living in or frequently visiting wooded areas, tree lines, tall grass, open fields, lakesides, or riversides
Owning a pet that may return from outdoors with attached ticks.
There are other requirements to participate in this study. A study team member will help determine if this study is a good fit for you.