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.
You might be able to take part in this study if you:
- have not received any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,
- can read and understand the consent form and questionnaire
- are 18 years or over and a resident of Queensland, and
- you are able to attend a participating Pathology Queensland collection centre or QML Pathology collection centre in the Brisbane metropolitan area, Toowoomba, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast areas.
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.
- Study brochure
- Consent form and questionnaire
- Find your nearest participating Pathology Queensland collection centre or QML Pathology collection centre..
- Download the pathology forms below. Please write the following information on the forms:
- Your QoVAX SET participant identification (this begins with QVMD) in the surname field
- Date of birth
We need this information to link all your collected samples with your survey responses.
Your participant journey
Consent and first samples
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 later—first post vaccine dose 1 survey
2 weeks after your first dose, complete a survey online—we’ll send you an email with a link.
Second dose and samples
At the vaccination site, give a saliva (spit) and blood sample, then get your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
2 weeks later—first post vaccine dose 2 survey
2 weeks after your second dose, complete a survey online—we’ll send you an email with a link.
It’s important you give your final samples four weeks (or 28 days) after dose two. This is the key sample time that lets us measure the levels of immunity triggered by the vaccine.
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.