Local kids participate in clinical trial for Lyme disease vaccine

Stamford Therapeutics Consortium is enrolling healthy kids for a phase three trial of Pfizer's VLA15. The vaccine works by stopping ticks from injecting you with what causes Lyme disease.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2023, 2:24 AM

Updated 332 days ago

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There is a chance for local kids to take part in a clinical trial for a Lyme disease vaccine.
In 2020, Natalie Bruce was diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Her family says when they heard about the clinical trial, it was an easy call.
"We were like, 'Where can we sign up for it?'" said Olga Bruce. MORE: 12 signs and symptoms of untreated Lyme disease
Stamford Therapeutics Consortium is enrolling healthy kids for a phase three trial of Pfizer's VLA15. The vaccine works by stopping ticks from injecting you with what causes Lyme disease.
"You are doing good for the whole world, because my sister, she had it, it was really scary and it will help other kids, too," said Yasmine Bruce, who is also participating in the trial.
Participants do earn money for taking part in the trial. Participation typically means six office visits spread over two years.
There are trial facilities in Stamford and Bridgeport.


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