Tuesday, August 11, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trials start Tuesday for the H1N1 flu vaccine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Recruitments from the Vanderbilt are some of the first in the nation to test the vaccine.
Vanderbilt is one of the 10 medical facilities testing the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Dr. Kathryn Edwards, who has studied vaccinations for years, is heading a study of the H1N1 vaccine at Vanderbilt.
“I think it means that we are really leaders in evaluating vaccines and it also means for that many years that the community, the Nashville community and middle Tennessee community, has stepped up to the plate,” Edwards said.
The first trials at Vanderbilt are open to adults and will later be expanded to children.