Today NHS Digital Figures show that 21,470 people in Yorkshire have signed up to the COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry.
The NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry is an online service allowing members of the public to register their interest in Covid-19 vaccine studies and be contacted to participate in future clinical trials.
Earlier this month Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) launched a city-wide campaign working alongside its partners Leeds Community Health NHS Trust, Leeds CCG, Leeds and York Partnership Trust, Leeds GP Confederation and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, to raise awareness of the Vaccine Research Registry and the Trust’s plans for large scale COVID vaccine research across Leeds, Harrogate and York.
Speaking about the figures Professor Chris Twelves, Director of the Leeds Clinical Research Facility at LTHT said “It’s great to see so many people have signed up so far from the region.
“The Yorkshire region is hoping to play a big part in COVID vaccine research. As a Trust we will be ready to start COVID vaccine trials in October this year.
“It’s important for large-scale vaccine studies that we have as many people as possible from our community, across all backgrounds and ages sign up, because this gives researchers a better understanding of the effectiveness of each vaccine.”
To find out more about COVID-19 Vaccines and to register visit www.nhs.uk/researchcontact.