The Need for COVID-19 Research
Scientists are still learning about COVID-19 and how long immunity from previous infection and/or vaccination can last. Velocity has enrolled more than 12,000 patients in COVID-19 vaccine trials since research efforts began in early 2020, and continues to enroll participants for research studies of:
- Vaccines intended to prevent COVID-19 infection
- Diagnostics intended to detect COVID-19 infection and/or antibodies
- Medications intended to reduce the severity of COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is a strain of the coronavirus family. Variants in illnesses like influenza and coronavirus develop from mutations, or changes, to the genes of a virus. These variants can alter how contagious and dangerous viruses may be to those infected.
But this is nothing new — there are many types and strains of influenza viruses, and that’s why scientists have developed so many flu vaccines. It’s also why we may need more than one COVID-19 vaccine.
How to Participate in a COVID-19 Clinical Trial
Velocity has research sites nationwide that are conducting clinical trials in a wide range of therapeutic areas. New studies are added every week. You can help fight COVID-19 by joining a clinical trial at Velocity.
Beyond helping advance medicine, you may also:
- Get care from a local doctor at no cost
- Receive study-related medical exams at no cost
- Get paid for participating (amounts differ for each study)
The best way to find out which COVID-19 research studies are currently enrolling patients in your community and determine your eligibility is to complete the form on this page or call Velocity to speak with an enrollment specialist.
After you submit your information, a Velocity enrollment specialist will contact you. Together, we’ll review studies that might be right for you and answer your questions.
Health insurance is NOT required to join. There is never an obligation to participate — we’re here to help you make the best decision.
For more information about currently enrolling COVID-19 clinical trials, complete the form on this page or select a location below to get in touch with a Velocity enrollment specialist.