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Flu in Kids

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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are investigating what happens in kids' immune systems after receiving a flu vaccine. Researchers are enrolling children who will be receiving the seasonal flu vaccine. This is a study where participation will take place at home. Participants will not receive any vaccinations as part of this study.

Who can Participate?

  • Children 2 to 17 years of age at enrollment
  • Planning to receive the current seasonal flu vaccine by injection
  • Willing to obtain fingerstick and nasal sample collections
  • Willing to have blood and nasal samples stored for future research

What Does the Study Involve?

  • Telephone consent
  • Telephone calls to review medical history
  • Three fingerstick samples and four nasal sample collections
  • Complete an electronic questionnaire after vaccination
  • Approximately 6 months long

There is no charge to participate in the research study. You will be compensated for your time, inconvenience, and participation in the research study.

The NIH Clinical Center is America's research hospital and is located in Bethesda, Maryland, on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information, call:
Office of Patient Recruitment
800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 000488-I

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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