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Taking part in research at the Patient Recruitment Centre in Bradford

By 12 September 2023No Comments

Last year, Ben took part in the Pertussis whooping cough study at the Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) in Bradford. Whooping cough is still with us; it happens in pockets and spreads easily as it’s very contagious. The effects of this infection can last up to 100 days.

Although most dangerous in babies, the whooping cough germ is carried and transmitted by primary school age children, teenagers and young adults. There are vaccines against whooping cough, though they are not as effective as we would like in stopping infection and the spread of the germ to others.

Hear from Ben and his mum (Lou) about their experience taking part in research and why this study was so important to take part in.  Click the play button to watch.

Research is crucial for everyone in our communities, including young people who are under 18. If you want to know more about the research studies available for the health of your child, join our registry here: