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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

As of April 15, 2021, everyone in Washington age 16 and over is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit our vaccine page for information on how to schedule an appointment.

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Research Response to COVID-19

Potential Treatment and Prevention Trials for COVID-19

Currently, there are no specific treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with COVID-19. While we’re still learning more about the pathology and impact of COVID-19, MIRI is actively involved with helping answer important questions and treating our patients diagnosed with the disease.

MultiCare physician researchers are fighting COVID19 one patient, one study at a time.

When the coronavirus appeared in our communities, MultiCare researchers stepped up to ensure patients and providers at our hospitals had access to experimental drug treatments aimed at fighting COVID19. Researchers also began designing new studies to gather necessary information to help inform on us how best to treat future patients. 

  • 34 Clinical trials (new experimental drug treatments) brought to MultiCare hospitals
    • 22 Puget Sound Region
    • 12 Inland Northwest
  • 10+ Investigator-initiated studies designed by MultiCare researchers examining best practices to manage or treat patients with COVID19
    • Five grants applied for and three grants won ($468k)
  • 352 COVID19 patients participating in research, as of mid-October 2020
    • 295 Puget Sound Region
    • 57 Inland Northwest
  • 32 Physician and PhD researchers working on COVID19 research
  • 30 study coordinators, research nurses, and research assistants dedicated to bringing the most relevant treatments and study opportunities to patients in our communities.

COVID Vaccine Trial

To express interest in the trial, please visit the vaccine clinical trial page. While you are at it, sign up for the virtual Town Hall where MultiCare researchers and physicians will discuss this vaccine trial.

Novavax vaccine clinical trial

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Through donations to the MultiCare Institute for Research and Innovation (MIRI), patients have access to promising new treatments, close to home, regardless of barriers to paying for care. Your gift can help.

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In January 2020, the novel Coronavirus known as COVID-19 was first identified in Washington State. At that time, little was known about the virus, including how to treat it, how it spreads and how it impacts various parts of the body. In March 2020, MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation (MIRI) began to open new clinical trials to fight this disease in our Pacific Northwest communities. Since then, MIRI has not only offered more than a dozen clinical trials to patients throughout the region but it’s continuing to pursue new research opportunities from vaccines, antivirals, laboratory testing, and trials for managing symptoms related to COVID-19.