HARMONIE Study

HARMONIE Study

14.10.2022

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is running the HARMONIE trial. You can join the HARMONIE Research Study to help us advance RSV protection in babies. RSV is a common seasonal virus that infects nearly all babies by their second birthday. Most of the time it causes a mild illness, like a cold. However, for some babies, it leads to more severe lung problems such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia. RSV infection is unpredictable and is a leading cause of hospitalisations in babies. Most hospitalisations due to RSV occur in otherwise healthy babies, and it is difficult to know which babies will develop severe disease requiring medical care. More research is needed to protect babies from respiratory infections in the future.

This HARMONIE Research Study is enrolling new born babies to babies 12 months old. It follows on from other research studies which have been completed and is looking at how strongly babies can be protected from serious illness due to RSV infection (respiratory syncytial virus) by giving them a single antibody dose. The objective of the study is to further assess the impact of hospitalisations due to RSV. As many as 28,860 babies in the UK, France, and Germany will take part in the study.

To learn more about this study and whether it may be an option for your baby, please contact the research team on 01634 976669 or via email at met-tr.medwayresearch@nhs.net.