Including racial/ethnic minorities, females, older adults in vaccine trials

What The Study Did:
Using data from completed interventional vaccine trials from 2011 to 2020, researchers examined whether racial/ethnic minority groups, females and older adults were underrepresented in U.S.-based vaccine clinical trials.

Authors:
Steven A. Pergam, M.D., M.P.H., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and Julie K. Silver, M.D., of Harvard Medical School in Boston, are the corresponding authors.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.37640)

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