COVID-19 vaccine studies looking for participants

WATCH: COVID-19 vaccine studies looking for participants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — People in the United States can now register to take part in clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines.

Denisha Green had some questions when she heard about the possibility of signing up.

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“What if it doesn’t work?” Green asked. “Are you going to compensate me? What if something bad happens like I die or something? Are you going to help my parents? Help bury me?”

The US Department of Health and Human Services launched a website that allows people to sign up.

The website will handle registration for the four large vaccine studies slated to begin this summer and fall and any that follow.

Aaryl Kendall said she wouldn’t sign up for the vaccine.

"I'm sure there are some people that would do it, but I wouldn't," Kendall said.

Each study is expected to require 30,000 volunteers.

People interested must answer a survey about their job, health and income.

It takes about ten minutes to complete.

The trials have not begun but the website is building a registry of potential volunteers to contact when they do.

It’s all part of an effort to find a vaccine in months rather than years.

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