SLU Offering $3500 to Catch the Flu, Research for Vaccinations

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - St. Louis University is asking people to stay at a hotel in exchange for $3,500 and an infection of the flu reports KMOV.

The newly remodeled hotel is being called “Hotel Influenza.” Those who participate are expected to stay at the hotel up to 12 days to help research the effectiveness of flu vaccines.

Volunteers will begin their stay by getting a flu shot or a placebo followed by a dose of a flu virus delivered through a nasal spray. Participants will be watched around the clock for symptoms.

The hotel being used for the research project is in the university’s Salus Center, formerly the “Water Tower Inn” at South Grand and Lafayette.

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