UW Vaccine & Treatment Evaluation Unit

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COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials!

The University of Washington Virology Research Clinic was established in 1973 to conduct research in infectious diseases.  We are also funded by National Institutes of Health as a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU).

As a VTEU, we conduct clinical trials and clinical research studies for vaccines and other preventive drugs, diagnostics and devices targeting infectious diseases. We also prioritize investigational studies that would not be done in the private sector. Examples include pre-pandemic influenza vaccines for stockpiling, first-in-human studies of new antibiotics, and medical countermeasures that may be used in a public health emergency.

In March 2020, with the advent of COVID-19 in the Pacific Northwest, we have shifted much of our work to studies addressing the natural history and immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as development of novel therapies and vaccines to prevent COVID-19.

The links below provide current information about the SARS-CoV-2 infection.  As the epidemiologic outlook changes frequently, we urge you to find the most up-to-date information at the links below.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for several studies and would appreciate your time and consideration. Participating in our research is a great way to learn more about COVID-19 and all the work that is being done. Participation in our research studies may also include free examinations and free testing for SARS-CoV-2.

For more information, please see our Research Opportunities page.