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Injecting Hope – Volunteer Call out

Share your vaccine trial story and be part of an exhibition

Volunteers are crucial to medical research and without them there would be no vaccines for COVID-19. Thankfully, huge numbers of volunteers came forward to receive trial COVID-19 vaccines. They were then monitored over time, helping ensure the vaccines given to the public are both safe and effective. 

Did you volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccine trials? If so, we hope you might like to feature in a short film as part of a new exhibition at the Science Museum.   

Plastic vaccine syringe, with cap, used to administer the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine against Covid-19 to the first individual vaccinated in the UK’s mass vaccination campaign, Margaret Keenan, on 7th December 2020.

In November 2022, we will open a new exhibition exploring the development, production and mass rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines. After opening at the Science Museum, the exhibition will visit Manchester, Edinburgh and other cities in the UK.  

We are creating a short film for the exhibition which will feature people who volunteered for COVID-19 vaccine trials talking about the experience and why they volunteered. If you volunteered and took part in a vaccine trial and would like to feature in the film, we would love to hear from you.  

Miniature glass model inspired by the shape of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, designed and made by Amanda Glanville with miniature face covering made by Emma O’Brien, United Kingdom, 2020.

We aim to make the film in August and September, so if you are interested, or want to know more, please get in touch by 5 August via