Risks and Benefits


Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines


What benefits will we get from participating in vaccine clinical trials?

Clinical trials are important  for discovering new treatments for diseases, as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the chance of developing the disease. They also show researchers what does and doesn’t work in humans that cannot be learned in the laboratory or in animals.

Here are the benefits that we can get from participating in vaccine clinical trials:

  • We may get a new vaccine for a disease before it is available to everyone.
  • We will have the chance to help others get a better vaccine for existing health problems in the country.
  • Volunteers of clinical trials are vital to the process of improving medical care. Many people volunteer because they want to help others.



Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines


What benefits will we get from participating in vaccine clinical trials?

Clinical trials are important  for discovering new treatments for diseases, as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the chance of developing the disease. They also show researchers what does and doesn’t work in humans that cannot be learned in the laboratory or in animals.

Here are the benefits that we can get from participating in vaccine clinical trials:

  • We may get a new vaccine for a disease before it is available to everyone.
  • We will have the chance to help others get a better vaccine for existing health problems in the country.
  • Volunteers of clinical trials are vital to the process of improving medical care. Many people volunteer because they want to help others.



Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines


What are the risks to consider?

Clinical trials are ongoing research, which means that we are not sure of the outcomes and that they may come with risks:

  • Clinical trials are experimental, so there is always a possibility that the vaccine may not work.
  • There is a possibility that the new vaccine may cause some side effects and in extreme cases, adverse effects.
  • You may NOT be part of the treatment group that gets the new treatment. Instead, you may be part of the control group, which gets the standard treatment or a no-treatment placebo that is inert and safe.