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Spending a lot of time at the doctors?


Learn about a study of an investigational vaccine for people who may be at risk of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection

People who are taking antibiotics or are being treated at a hospital or healthcare facility have an increased chance of getting sick due to C. diff. C. diff can cause frequent diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and inflammation of the colon, which, when severe, can be life threatening.

  • Have you received oral or injected antibiotics at any time in the last 12 weeks? OR
  • Have you had at least 10 out-patient visits within the last year? OR
  • Have you had at least 2 visits to Accident and Emergency, or been hospitalised for at least 2 nights, in the last 12 months? OR
  • Are you a resident in a nursing facility? OR
  • Do you have a planned surgery that will require a hospital stay of 2 nights or more in the near future?

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 done to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational vaccine for reducing the chance of getting C. diff infection.

For further information please contact the study coordinator: Kate Ellis. Phone 03 4215 2878 or email [email protected]


Last Modified: Thursday, 19 July 2018