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πŸ“’ CMVictory Trial is a medical study for an investigational vaccine to protect against CMV infection.

Click here or scroll down to learn about CMV and this study's inclusion criteria ⬇️

βœ… Get paid for volunteering your time

βœ… Meet new people

βœ… Help save lives

βœ… Advance medical science by researching diseases such as COVID-19

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πŸ₯ FAQs

What is CMV?

  • CMV is a leading cause of birth defects around the world and is the number one infection that causes birth defects in the U.S. 
  • CMV is a common viral infection, easily spread through contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, that usually goes unnoticed. Children born with CMV can suffer long-term disability due to birth defects, including hearing loss, or even death in very severe cases.
  • Currently, there is no approved vaccine against this devastating virus. That is why it is so important that we work together to make sure investigational vaccines are safe and effective to protect the most vulnerable against infection.

What is the purpose of this clinical trial?

Vaccines aim to safely protect people against infections, and clinical trials are vital to creating vaccines. A clinical trial can help researchers understand whether an investigational vaccine (a vaccine not yet approved by a country’s drug regulatory agency) is safe and effective. The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational vaccine called mRNA-1647 against CMV infection in women between the ages of 16-40.

Who can join this clinical trial?

This clinical trial is looking for volunteers. To join, you must be:

  • A woman between 18-40 years of age
  • In good health
  • Not pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant within the next 9 months
  • In close contact with at least one child 5 years of age or younger for at least 8 hours a week, if aged 20 or older

Where are the clinical trials held?

  • ACT, Bruce - Paratus Clinical Research Canberra
  • NSW, Kanwal - Paratus Clinical Research Central Coast
  • NSW, Blacktown - Paratus Clinical Research Western Sydney 

We're working with Paratus Clinical, a research organisation established in 2015. Paratus has conducted more than 60 trials and help Australians to safely access novel treatments and contribute to advancing clinical knowledge, leading to better health outcomes for all.

Paratus Clinical are registered as a COVID safe business in QLD, ACT and NSW.

 

How is COVID-19 impacting clinical research?

Clinical trial sites are deemed "essential health services", so the research doesn't stop during lockdowns. Our partner, Paratus Clinical's sites are committed to continuing their dedication to medical advancements, whilst having strict COVID-19 protection measures to ensure safety for participants and study teams alike.

Paratus Clinical currently only run trials with healthy volunteers or people with chronic diseases, they are not like a regular GP practice - seeing acutely unwell patients.

Below are some of the measures that are being taken to ensure safety for all:

  • Checking the temperature of all participants, visitors and staff prior to entering the site
  • Using QR codes to sign in all visitors to the site
  • Intensive cleaning of all areas after each patient's visit
  • Masks and gloves are available for use by everyone
  • Hand sanitiser is available for use by everyone
  • All staff and visitors must always wear Level 2 surgical facemasks whilst in the clinic

 

Why take part in clinical trials?

If you take part in a clinical trial you may:

βœ… Get paid for volunteering your time
βœ… Meet new people
βœ… Help save lives
βœ… Advance medical science by researching diseases such as COVID-19

 

Are clinical trials safe?

The participant's wellbeing is always the #1 priority of the study, clinical studies must take all the needed measures to make sure participants are safe at all times. Some measures include:

βœ… Before trials can even begin, new drugs and therapies have to go through years of testing, before they are used in clinical trials on humans

βœ… Every trial has to be approval by an independent ethics committee registered with the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

βœ… Every trial must follow regulations and guidelines set out by Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

βœ… Every volunteer has to go through medical questions specific to the trial, to make sure it is safe for them to take part

βœ… Every volunteer is assessed by a qualified doctor and goes through extensive medical examinations

 

How do I get started with a clinical trial?

We have a simple 6-step process for helping volunteers to participate in trials:

  1. Apply online for free, using the form on this page
  2. Fill out a short questionnaire so we can see which trials are suitable for you
  3. We may phone you if we need to ask you anything, or if you need to ask us anything
  4. If we have a trial that seems to be a good fit, you'll be invited to attend a screening visit at a local clinic, where a doctor will confirm that the trial is right for you
  5. You'll then be invited to participate in the trial
  6. After you have completed your participation, you'll be paid for your time

 

What are clinical trials?

πŸ’­ Clinical trials are medical research studies conducted with human volunteers. These studies are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that improve people's health and save lives

πŸ’­ Trials vary in duration, some are very short and others slightly longer. It really just depends on what the goals of the study are

πŸ’­ Some trials are looking for people with specific illnesses or conditions, while others are looking for healthy participants

πŸ’­ Participants can choose to opt-out of a trial at any time and for any reason; no questions asked!

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