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Your adolescent appears to meet the basic requirements for this COVID-19 vaccine study. However, only the research study staff can fully determine if your adolescent qualifies to enroll. Please enter your contact information and select “Find a Site” to see if there is a study site enrolling in your area.

Note: Parents and guardians should input their contact information, not their adolescent’s.

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Thank you so much for your interest in this COVID-19 vaccine study and for answering our questions. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any medical questions. Also, please consider entering your information below to be contacted about future clinical research opportunities.

Sorry, you are not eligible at this time...

Thank you for your interest in this COVID-19 vaccine study and for answering our questions. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any medical questions. Also, please consider entering your information below to be contacted about future clinical research opportunities.

Sorry, your adolescent is not eligible at this time...

Thank you for your interest in this COVID-19 vaccine study and for answering our questions. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any medical questions. Also, please consider entering your information below to be contacted about future clinical research opportunities.

Parents: Your 12-15 Year Old Can Make a Difference in COVID-19 Vaccine Research

A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine research study is now underway for kids 12-15 years old that have not yet been vaccinated.

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A parent or guardian should answer the following questions on their adolescent's behalf.

Is your adolescent between the ages of 12 to 15 years?

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Has your adolescent participated in any clinical trial for COVID-19?

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Has your adolescent previously received a COVID-19 vaccine?

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Choose a Location

Please select a research site near you. If you don’t see a site near you, then select "The sites listed here are not convenient for me." Study locations are being added regularly. A study representative will call you if a research site becomes available in your area.

The sites listed here are not convenient for me.

About The Study

On May 10, 2021, the Pfizer & BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 12 to 15 year-olds.

We are now conducting a study for adolescents 12 to 15 years old that includes a blood test that could help potentially detect and better understand the risk of developing myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the thin lining around the heart) after receiving the study vaccine. While the chance of having this occur is very low, we want to better understand how to detect this risk in adolescents.

Healthy 12 to 15 year-olds who have not yet been vaccinated may participate. All participants will have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during their time in the study. Participation in the study will last approximately 6 months.

An Important Contribution
 

Today, hundreds of millions of people 12 years and older around the world have received the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine because of the over 46 thousand people who volunteered to be a part of our landmark trial. We are profoundly grateful to them and the thousands of children and their families who are already participating in our COVID-19 Vaccine Pediatric Study.

Joining a clinical trial is an important and personal decision for you and your family. By choosing to join, your child will represent children like them—in age, gender, race, ethnicity, and from communities like yours. We hope it is one you will consider.

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What to Expect

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All participants will receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no placebo (injection with no active ingredient).

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Your adolescent’s time in the study will last approximately 6 months, and they will attend 3 in-office study visits and 2 follow-up telephone calls.

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You and your adolescent will need to track any side effects they may have. To make it easier, you will be given an electronic diary (e-diary). If you prefer, you can also download a secure app on your smartphone.

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You will be reimbursed for expenses (such as parking, meals, travel).


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Myocarditis and Pericarditis?
 

Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle and pericarditis is inflammation of the thin lining around the heart. Most cases of these conditions resolve with minimal treatment.

What is the Blood Test Being Used in the Study?
 

A high level of a protein, called troponin I, which is found in the blood could be an early sign of myocarditis or pericarditis. If troponin I is confirmed to be a sign of potential myocarditis or pericarditis, then the blood samples collected from participants in this study will be tested for troponin I.

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