In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as one of the nation’s leaders in health research, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been working to find ways to prevent and treat the coronavirus disease. The Department has undertaken a wide array of activities to support and advance VA’s clinical and research missions while also helping veterans affected by the disease.
VA is currently seeking additional volunteers to consider participating in COVID-19 clinical trials for vaccines and treatments; at present there are trials at more than 50 VA facilities with more to come.
A diverse group with respect to age, gender, and race is being sought and participation is not limited to veterans or those enrolled in VA health care. The only initial requirement is that the subject be at least 18 years old. Click here to view a video that invites additional African American, Hispanic, and Native American individuals to participate.
VA Research is coordinating closely with internal VA partners and external partners such as other federal agencies and pharmaceutical companies to identify the areas in which VA’s nationwide research capacity, resources, and infrastructure could make the greatest contribution. These actions have been taken while VA Research works to ensure and promote the safety and well-being of all those involved in the research.
Anyone can sign up to volunteer by clicking here. Volunteers may be called to learn more if they appear to be a good match for a trial.
For additional information about the existing 50+ trials currently happening nationwide, click here.