Pneumococcal disease is caused by a type of bacterium called Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is a leading cause of bacteremia (bloodstream infection), bacterial meningitis (infection in the lining around the brain), pneumonia (lung infection), and middle ear infections in infants and young children. Pneumococcal remains a significant cause of disease worldwide.
Meridian is conducting a study for an investigational vaccine that may provide protection against pneumococcal disease.
- Must be age 15 months to 17 years
- May receive compensation for time and travel
- 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 also talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (402) 934-7563 (NE),(712) 639-6200 (IA), or (912) 623-2240 (NY).
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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.