Locals could participate in COVID-19 vaccine trial in Knoxville

in Community/Health & Wellness

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tri-Cities residents willing to make the drive to Knoxville could participate in a number of trials to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

Dr. William Smith works for Alliance Multispecialty Research, which is a research company that conducts clinical trials based at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

The research group is involved in a number of coronavirus vaccine studies funded by the federal government’s program Operation Warp Speed which aims to deliver 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by Jan. 19, 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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