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08 Jun

COVID-19 Research


COVID vaccine research — Professor Sharon Lewin

Are you going to get your first, second or ‘booster’ COVID-19 vaccine? We are looking for a wide selection of Victorians to contribute samples to the Victorian COVID-19 Vaccinees Collection (VC²).

This important study (VC2) is open to all Victorians planning to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Family and friends welcome to participate too.

It involves having blood and saliva samples PRIOR to any COVID vaccine dose and up to four times after. One of the best things about this study is that you can enrol online via the Doherty website. There will be no study visits to a hospital or clinic. The blood sample kits will be posted to you so that you can attend your local Melbourne Pathology service.

The samples collected will support research into the long term effects of COVID-19 vaccines, including what type of immune response is generated, how long immunity lasts and the impact of different viral variants. 

To view study flyer click this link

For more information click this link – or call Jenny Tran on 0422 203 031

Last updated 08/06/2022

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