“It is a staff effort.” The highschool soccer participant is participating within the Novavax vaccine examine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – A high school football player participates in a vaccination trial to give back to the community.

Clinical Research Associates is currently enrolling adolescents ages 12-17 in Phase 3 of the Novavax vaccine trial.

At Clinical Research Associates, the deadline is fast approaching, so AJ Coleman encourages other children to do so.

“It’s not about you, it’s about people in your community, about the people you hang out with, it’s not an effort, it’s a team effort,” said Coleman.

The 16-year-old plays soccer at the Lipscomb Academy. What is unique is that his sister Augtonia Coleman was actually in the Pfizer study.

“It’s definitely more comforting because she’s right next to me and we’re going through the same thing, so it’s definitely a very comforting feeling,” said Coleman.

Augtonia found out that she had been vaccinated since February. AJ is still in the middle of his trial.

“The bottom line is to make sure everyone has a chance to avoid this deadly virus. If that means we can take the time to click a few buttons on our e-diary or come here for our visits then that’s fine with us, “said Augtonia Coleman. “It should really only be about civic duty.”

As a big sister, she likes that her brother is closely monitored. “Obviously we both have underlying illnesses, that was my concern. First, we need to be on a doctor’s case,” said Coleman.

Contributing to science is a team effort that AJ and Augtonia understand. “This is definitely a prime opportunity,” said Coleman.

When Pfizer opened to teenagers, several study participants dropped out to get vaccinated instead. Therefore there are now vacancies. Again, this deadline is Friday for 12 to 17 year olds. Click here to login.

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