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Not yet vaccinated – QoVAX SET Pilot Study

The QoVAX SET Pilot Study seeks to better understand how the immune system responds to the COVID-19 vaccines and if any health conditions or medications will affect how the COVID-19 vaccines work.

We are also trying to determine if factors like general health and lifestyle affect the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you take part in this study, it will not affect the healthcare you receive.

There is no cost to you, and you will not be paid.

You can withdraw at any time, we ask you to complete the withdrawal form so we know how you would like any remaining samples or data about you that we have collected to be managed.

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  • Firstly, you need to read and understand the consent form and questionnaire.

    The survey will ask you about any existing and long-term health problems you may have, medications you take and how you feel about your health and wellbeing in general. We ask this because we are trying to determine if factors like general health and lifestyle affect the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine.

    You will then need to give a blood and saliva sample. You can give your blood and saliva (spit) samples at a participating Queensland Health vaccination site, at a participating Pathology Queensland collection centre or QML Pathology collection centre.

  • 2 weeks after your first dose, complete a survey online—we’ll send you an email with a link.

  • At the vaccination site, give a saliva (spit) and blood sample, then get your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • 2 weeks after your second dose, complete a survey online—we’ll send you an email with a link.

  • Four weeks (or 28 days) after your second vaccination dose, take the pathology request forms to a participating Queensland Health vaccination site, a participating Pathology Queensland collection centre or QML Pathology collection centre, to give your final saliva (spit) and blood samples.

You can give your blood and saliva (spit) samples at a participating Queensland Health vaccination site, at a participating Pathology Queensland collection centre or QML Pathology collection centre.

You can only go to one of the nominated pathology collection centres that are helping us run this study.

If you have any questions, email QoVAXSETProgram@health.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3647 1053 or 0457 197 699.

Last updated: 24 March 2022