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Influenza Clinical Trials

Do you have the flu? If so, you could qualify for one of the upcoming influenza clinical trials we’re conducting at our clinic in Port Orange, Florida. Our research on this common viral infection helps improve vaccines and other types of influenza treatments.

Fill out the form on the right side of the page if you’d like to receive information on our upcoming influenza clinical trials →

Woman learns about influenza clinical trials in Port Orange

If you currently have the flu, the you could qualify for an influenza clinical trial here in Port Orange, Florida.

If you’d like to see whether you qualify, please take a moment to fill our our online form in the upper right corner of the page. It only takes a minute! A member of our clinical research team will you within a day or two via the email or phone number you supply.

If you’d prefer to contact us by phone, you can also give us a ring at (386) 760-7272 anytime between 7 AM and 5 PM weekdays.

Can you imagine a future in which you didn’t need to get the flu vaccine each year? What if a one-time vaccine could protect your children for the rest of their lives? If we continue to improve the our prevention and treatment methods, this hypothetical future could very well become a reality. This is the purpose behind an influenza clinical trial. This is why we need your help.

Do You Qualify for a Flu Clinical Trial in Port Orange?

If you’d like to support the cause and participate in a clinical trial, you do need to know that the qualification criteria will vary. The reason we can’t provide a clear “yes” or “no” here is because each influenza study we conduct is unique. The easiest way to find out is just to contact us. However, here are a few pointers that are good to know:

  • You must currently have the flu.
  • You should be willing to comply with the procedures (clinic visits, scheduled exams) for the study you are enrolled in.
  • You won’t qualify if you have a record of substance or alcohol abuse within the past five years.
  • You don’t need health insurance to qualify for a clinical trial.
  • After a study starts, each participant reserves the right to drop out if they wish.

Compensation for Participating in a Clinical Study

When you participate in an Accord clinical trial, you’ll be receiving premium health care services free of charge. Participants can also receive compensation for the required time and travel commitments. These stipends will vary depending on the various aspects of the influenza study you are enrolled in.

Common Influenza Symptoms

The symptoms of the flu are often confused with those caused by the common cold, so telling them apart is important. Unlike your average head cold, flu symptoms will develop quickly. If you have caught the flu, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • A cough that is persistent but not accompanied by any phlegm
  • A fever (body temperature exceeding 100.4 F/38 C)
  • Chills and sweating
  • Excessive levels of fatigue and weariness
  • Headaches
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Widespread muscle aches (often the back, arms and legs)

Please Note: If you have any other questions about our influenza clinical trials or other research studies at Accord Clinical Research, please call us at (386) 760-7272. Our office hours are from 7 AM to 5 PM every weekday.

Does this sound like something that would interest you, a friend, or family member? If you know someone who would like to participate in an influenza clinical trial, click here to learn more about our Refer-A-Friend program (you can earn up to $100 per qualified referral).