UW Health no longer seeking participants for Moderna pediatric COVID-19 trial

MADISON (WKOW) — Just days after UW Health announced they had been selected as the site for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for pediatric patients, the search for applicants has closed.

Emily Kumlien, a spokeswoman for UW Health, provided the update in an email Monday afternoon.

“Thanks to the overwhelming interest from our community, UW Health has already met its recruitment goals for the Moderna pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. If your child has been selected to participate in the trial, you will be contacted directly Progress in science, public health and clinical care often cannot happen without a supportive and engaged citizen, and UW Health greatly appreciates the ongoing efforts of this community to help end this pandemic.

Emily Kumlien

The study is taking place at the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. In addition, the Moderna vaccine is given in two doses, four weeks apart, but participation in the trial lasts 14 months due to follow-up appointments.

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