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NeXXstep Study (infant pneumonia vaccine)

Your baby may be eligible to take part in this research study if your baby is healthy, about 2 months old, and has not been previously vaccinated with any pneumococcal vaccine. The purpose of this study is to see if an experimental vaccine can prevent serious infections due to a germ called Streptococcus pneumoniae. These types of germs can lead to pneumonia and other types of respiratory infections.


For more information contact:

Julie Shakib

IRB#: IRB_00133928 | PI: Julie Shakib | Department: GENERAL PEDIATRICS | Approval Date: 2021-01-06 07:00:00
Specialties: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Who can participate?

 Gender: All

 Age: Under 7 years old

 Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

 Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Your infant must be 2 months old.
  • Parent(s) or Legal guardian(s) is willing and able to go to all study visits with the infant as well as participate in the required procedures.
  • Your infant is healthy.
  • Both the infant and the Parent(s) or Legal guardian(s) is Available for the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A history of severe reactions to vaccines or allergic reactions to vaccines, especially any diptheria-type of vaccine.
  • A neurological disorder, and/or seizures including febrile seizure (seizure with fevers)
  • Serious chronic disorder or Congenital malformation, which is physical defect present in a baby at birth that can involve many different parts of the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, liver, etc.
  • Bleeding conditions.
  • Immunideficiency, which is a failure of the immune system to protect the body adequately from infection for certain reasons.

Will I be paid for my time?


Last Updated: 4/5/21