Emory University Begins Vaccinating Volunteer Participants in H1N1 Vaccine Trial

Calling it "a race against time," Emory began giving volunteers the first shots of the H1N1 vaccine.

Emory is one of eight centers nationwide testing two vaccines for pandemic flu.

Emory researchers have a lot of questions about the vaccine: number one: is it safe? Number two: how many doses are needed? Number three - can it be given with your seasonal flu shot - or do they need to be separate?

Today Emory University researchers began vaccinating volunteer participants in the first of several planned clinical trials of a new H1N1 vaccine. The clinical trials are being conducted by the eight Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs), supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).