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COVID-19 vaccine trial could be available mid-August in Monroe



MONROE, La. – Residents of the Monroe area could be able to participate in AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial as early as the middle of August.

According to Clinical Trials of America CEO Jeb Andrews, Monroe will get 1,500 doses.

Requirements for the trial include:

· Must be 18 or older

· You cannot be pregnant or plan to get pregnant during the study

· People cannot have had a positive test for active COVID-19 previously. Antibody testing is okay. (As long as it was negative, according to Dr. Holcombe).

· No history of Guillian Barre Syndrome

· Must have no other serious or uncontrolled medical conditions

· No cancer within two years, other than skin cancer