Varicella (chickenpox) is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, characterized by a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness and fever. Chickenpox was once very common in the US. The rate of infection has been declining since the routing varicella vaccination program begin in 1995.
Meridian is now seeking participants for an investigational varicella vaccine study.
Must be age 12-15 months (parent of guardian required)
Must have received the primary series of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in their first year of life with the last dose at least 60 days ago
Must NOT have had a varicella infection
Will receive an investigational vaccine or an FDA-approved varicella vaccine
Will be co-administered with an FDA-approved measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (M-M-R II), hepatitis A vaccine, and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
Will receive compensation for study-related time
Do not need insurance to join this study
For more information, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to join — you can decide if the study is right for your child.
You can talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (402) 934-7563 (Omaha and Lincoln), (712) 639-6200 (Hastings) or (912) 623-2240 (NY and DC).
Submit your information
Hastings: Meridian Clinical Research, 2115 N. Kansas Ave., Suite 104, Hastings, NE 68901
Lincoln: Meridian Clinical Research, 4600 Valley Rd., Lincoln, NE 68510
Omaha: Meridian Clinical Research, 3319 N 107th St, Omaha, NE 68134
Binghamton: Meridian Clinical Research, 1290 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Washington, DC: Meridian Clinical Research, 4850 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20016
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will my child benefit from this study?
Your child is not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover better ways to treat condition(s) for your child and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your child’s role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that may be performed, and the number of visits that may be required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your role in the study.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for study-related time. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible reimbursement with you.
Founded in 1999 in Omaha, NE, Meridian studies the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, devices, and treatments. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing quality, compassionate care to patients and unparalleled clinical research services. Clinical studies help scientists develop life-changing medicines, but it starts with you — participation makes it all possible. For more than 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Meridian because of our focus on creating a positive patient experience.