SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Kaiser Permanente is looking for volunteers for a coronavirus vaccine trial.
Sacramento was selected as a test site for a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial. Kaiser started preparation for the Phase 3 clinical trial Wednesday.READ MORE: San Joaquin County Politician Speaks Out In Support Of In-N-Out's Refusal To Check Vaccine Cards At 2 Bay Area Locations1 Dead In 3-Vehicle Crash Near Power Inn And Fruitridge Roads In Sacramento
They hope to enroll 1,400 volunteers from four sites in California and Oregon between the ages of 18 and 85 for the double-blind study. Half of the participants will get the real vaccine while others will get a placebo.
The vaccine was developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, sponsors of the trial.MORE NEWS: In-N-Out Fined For Refusing To Verify Customers' Vaccination Cards In Bay Area
UC Davis Health is also participating in the trial and is looking for 80 participants. You can learn more here.