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Information for the community – Updated 13 January 2022
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

VIRTU – Current Trials

If you are interested in taking part in one of our current clinical trials, please call (08) 8161 6328 for further information.

Current Trials

COVALIA COVID-19 vaccine trial

Description: Looking at the safety and immune response of a new investigational vaccine against COVID-19, which is being administered using needle-free technology.

Age group: healthy adults aged 18-75 years

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting


Description: A study to determine feasibility and sustainability of hospital based active surveillance for childhood conditions of public health importance.

Age group: 0–18 years

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting


Description: Investigating whether obesity affects vaccine responses to Influenza or Pertussis vaccines received during pregnancy.

Age group: Pregnant women over 18 years who have not yet received an influenza vaccine during their current pregnancy and wish to receive it.

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting

RSV Maternal

Description: To determine whether an investigational RSV vaccine given to a pregnant woman can enable her immune system to provide protection against RSV infection to her newborn baby.

Age group: 18-49 years; 24-36 weeks gestation

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting

Meningococcal Impact Study AMEND

Description: The long-term Impact of serogroup invasive meningococcal B Disease (IMD) in Australian adolescents and young adults.

Age group: 15 to 24 years at time of IMD admission

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting

B Part Of It – School Leaver Study

Description: Looks at the impact of Meningococcal B (Men B) vaccination in older adolescents and offered free Men B vaccine.

Age group: School years 10, 11 and 12

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting

Maternal Vaccination Uptake

Description: Maternal vaccination uptake in women who deliver at the Women's and Children's Hospital: a medical case note audit.

Age group: Women who delivered in August 2016

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting

WHO Influenza

Description: Collection of pre- and post-vaccination blood samples from volunteers receiving the annual Southern Hemisphere formulation of inactivated Influenza vaccine.

Age group: Staff and volunteers of the Women's and Children's Hospital

Recruitment status: Currently recruiting