The Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development is a multi-disciplinary research center designed to conduct basic and clinical research on new vaccines and biologics.
We are always looking for volunteers of any age, race or gender.
Frequently Asked Questions
A vaccine is a substance that stimulates the body's protective immune response. Vaccines prevent disease by producing antibodies (substances made by your body to prevent infections) and by producing cells that can fight the cause of the disease.
You are paid according to the study guidelines. Your payment is usually mailed to you and usually takes about two weeks to issue.
You may participate in only one study with an investigational product, at a time. If you are in a study that only involves monitoring, you may be able to participate in our study also. Please ask us and we will advise you.
Goals and Mission
- To educate volunteers in health promotion and infectious disease prevention.
- To conduct research in accordance with good clinical practices.
- To become a community leader and role model in research.
- To protect the rights and dignity of our volunteers.
- To help decrease the cost of health care through primary prevention of infectious disease.
The Center for Vaccine Development is a highly-motivated research team of specialized and diversified health care professionals dedicated to individuals in the St. Louis community and surrounding metropolitan area. We promote health for the greater good of humanity through research to improve vaccinations that prevent diseases for people of all ages. The community works with us to conduct Phase I - Phase IV research studies with government and private pharmaceutical companies.