COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

At Spring Valley Pediatrics our goal is to provide the best possible care for our patients. Sometimes it’s as straightforward as writing a prescription or giving a shot — other times the best therapy is still in development. That is why clinical trials are so important. Without clinical trials, it would be impossible to develop new medicines, vaccines, and cures for children.


Clinical trials offer more care options for our patients, especially those who struggle to find effective therapies currently on the market. Clinical trials also help us improve the standard of care for routine health care issues affecting children of all ages. In short, clinical studies help us deliver better care to our patients.


Spring Valley Pediatrics partners with Meridian Clinical Research. Together, we run clinical studies overseen by our practice’s physicians to help develop better therapies for the patients we see, and for people worldwide. If we believe a study is right for your child, someone from our office or Meridian may call you at our request. As physicians, we fully support the clinical studies you are contacted about. We encourage you to consider your child’s participation if you are contacted.


We are currently supporting the research of COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens. While several vaccines have been granted emergency use authorization for general populations, clinical trials are underway for sensitive populations, such as children, pregnant women, and people with immune disorders.


Eligible participants will receive an investigational vaccine or placebo at no cost. Health insurance is not needed to join. If you’re interested in children’s COVID-19 vaccine studies, please call (912) 623-2240 (Meridian call center) or sign up for more info at this link.


Compensation may be received for patient’s participation. Our clinical studies are held to incredibly high standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Meridian. Every effort is made to ensure participant safety. If you have questions about the study process, or currently open studies, ask us next time you visit our office or simply call Meridian at (912) 623-2240 (the Meridian call center).


Participating in a clinical study is always optional. As always, your child’s health is our greatest priority, and we will continue to provide excellent traditional care. To support great leaps in medicine, we support clinical research. We hope you will, too.