Have you been Hospitalized or Recently Taken Antibiotics?
Learn about a study of an investigational vaccine
for people who may be at risk of
Clostridium difficile (C. diff).
People who are taking antibiotics or being treated at a health care facility have an increased chance of getting sick due to C. diff. C. diff can cause frequent diarrhea, abdominal pain and inflammation of the colon, which, when severe can be life threatening.
Have you had at least 2 visits to an Emergency Room, or been hospitalized for at least 2 nights, in the last 12 months? OR
Do you have a planned surgery that will require a hospital stay of 2 nights or more? OR
Have you been to the doctor more than 10 times in the last year? OR
Are you a resident in a nursing facility? OR
Have you received oral or injectable antibiotics any time in the last 12 weeks?
If you are at least 60 years of age and answered YES to any of the questions above, you may be eligible to participate in a study being carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational vaccine for reducing the chance of getting C. diff.