Illnesses caused by severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can affect a baby’s lungs and respiratory system. While there is currently no approved vaccine to prevent RSV infection, scientists are researching an investigational nasal spray vaccine.
Must be age 6 to 36 months
Must be up to date on CDC-recommended pediatric immunizations
May receive a non-active placebo to see how it compares to the investigational nasal spray (this is a placebo-controlled study)
Must NOT have household or close contact (including but not limited to daycare) for 21 days post-inoculation with anyone <6 months old or those who are immunocompromised
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 (712) 639-6200 (Hastings, NE), (402) 934-7563 (Omaha, NE) or (912) 623-2240 (NY).
Submit your information
Lincoln: Meridian Clinical Research, 4600 Valley Rd., Lincoln, NE 68510
Omaha: Meridian Clinical Research, 3319 N 107th St., Omaha, NE 68134
Hastings: Meridian Clinical Research, 2115 N. Kansas Ave., Suite 102, Hastings, NE 68901
Binghamton: Meridian Clinical Research, 1290 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
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 ways to improve health and nutrition 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 will be performed, and the number of visits required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your child’s role in the study.
Will my child get a physical exam?
If you join the study, your child will receive a physical exam. Your child may also receive specific exams or tests — the results of which may be shared with you.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for your study-related travel and expenses. 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.