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: Deadly Crash On Highway 50 In Sacramento Big Rig Driver Dies After Being Ejected In Crash On I-5 In Stanislaus County
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: Stimulus Check Latest: Who Is Getting A Plus-Up Payment?
UC Davis Health is also participating in the trial and is looking for 80 participants. You can learn more here.