• NORFOLK, Va. - Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk is one of the sites nationwide testing the swine-flu vaccine that's being developed by pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis.

    There are 15 adults 18 and older participating in the trial at the medical school. As part of the testing, participants get their first injection and then return 21 days later to receive a second dose and blood tests.

    Volunteers will be told at the end of the study whether they received the vaccine or a placebo, and those receiving the placebo will be given the real vaccine.

    According to preliminary research, the vaccine is shown to be safe. The testing is meant to confirm safety and the effective dosage. Volunteers for the study will be under close medical supervision throughout the trial.