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If you have a healthy child 4 to 6 years of age, he/she may qualify for a clinical research study testing to protect against DTaP-IPV (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis combined with the Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine).
Basic Qualifications for the Pediatric Vaccine Clinical Trials Are:
- 4-6 years of age
- Healthy Male or Female
- Current on Immunizations
- Parental Consent
If You Qualify for the Pediatric Vaccine Study, You May Receive:
- Study related exam
- No cost investigational Dtap-IPV vaccination
- Compensation for time and travel up to $250
To find out if you qualify, please call Jean Brown Research at 801-261-2000 or simply fill out the form on this page. A member of the Jean Brown Research team will be in contact with you to discuss the clinical research study with you and answer any questions you may have.
For more information about DTaP-IPV, please read the following:
Vaccines (injections or shots) are the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommend routine immunization.
DTaP-IPV is a combined vaccine that protects children against four diseases ? diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio. The abbreviation “aP” stands for “acellular pertussis.” This vaccine is recommended for use in infants and children younger than seven years.
What is Diphtheria?
Diphtheria is a serious disease of the nose, throat and skin. It causes sore throat, fever and chills. It can be complicated by breathing problems, heart failure and nerve damage. Diphtheria kills about one out of every 10 people who get the disease. It is most often passed to others through coughing and sneezing.
What is Tetanus?
Tetanus or lockjaw is a serious disease that can happen if dirt with the tetanus germ gets into a cut in the skin. Tetanus germs are found everywhere, usually in soil, dust and manure. It does not spread from person to person.
Tetanus causes cramping of the muscles in the neck, arms, leg and stomach and painful convulsions which can be severe enoughto break bones. Even with early treatment, tetanus kills two out of every 10 people who get it.
What is Pertussis?
Pertussis or whooping cough is a serious disease especially in children. Children who get this disease have spells of violent coughing. This cough can cause them to vomit or stop breathing for a short period of time. The cough can last for weeks and make it hard for a child to eat, drink or even breathe.
Pertussis can cause serious complications. Pneumonia can occur in more than two out of 10 children with pertussis. Pertussis can also cause brain damage, seizures and death. These problems happen most often in babies. Pertussis spreads very easily from an infected person to others through coughing or sneezing.
What is Polio?
Polio is a dangerous disease that people can get from drinking water or eating food with the polio germ in it. It is also spread from person to person. This disease can cause nerve damage and paralyze a person for life. It can paralyze muscles used for breathing, talking, eating and walking. It can also cause death.
How Well Does the DTaP-IPV Vaccine Protect my Child?
When DTaP-IPV vaccine is given in the recommended number of shots, it protects over 95 per cent of children against diphtheria, virtually 100 per cent of children against tetanus, 85 percent of children against pertussis and 99 per cent of children against polio. Vaccination also makes these diseases milder for those who may catch them.