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Guthrie Looks For Volunteers For Round 2 in Lyme Disease Vaccine Study


A round two study is about to commence and Guthrie Clinical Research is looking for adults and children who are over the age of 5 to partake in the hospital evaluating a potential vaccine for Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness which can cause serious and long-term symptoms if it is left untreated and does not currently have a FDA approved vaccine.

Guthrie is looking for healthy individuals who live in places or participate in activities that would increase their risk for Lyme disease. Those risk factors include:

  • Outdoor occupations such as landscaping, forestry, or wildlife and park management.
  • Frequent outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, or gardening.
  • Living in or frequently visiting wooded areas, tall grass, open fields, lakesides, or riversides.
  • Owning a pet that may return from outdoors with attached ticks.

Those who are approved for the study will receive 4 injections in their upper arm and then be asked to attend 7 in-person study visits that would include blood draws over the course of 30 months.

Guthrie says participants may leave the study at any time and those who participate in the study will be compensated for their time. More information on the Lyme disease vaccine study may be found HERE.

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