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UMass Medical School taking part in CDC study on COVID-19 vaccine in health care staff

UMass Medical School Communications

February 23, 2021

UMass Medical School is participating in an observational research study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that aims to measure the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in individuals who work or train in a hospital care setting.

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Participation in this public health project is voluntary and includes a baseline survey and a follow-up survey.

This observational study is recruiting UMass Memorial-affiliated caretakers, medical students in clinical rotations at UMass Memorial Medical Center, residents, and on-site clinical research staff who were symptomatic and tested for COVID-19 in the previous 60 days. The study is recruiting participants who test either positive or negative for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.

Participation in this public health project is voluntary and includes a baseline survey about participants, their symptoms, jobs and the basis for seeking COVID-19 testing, and then a follow-up survey with questions about the course of illness and recovery.

Those interested in enrolling in the study can fill out an interest survey: https://arcsapps.umassmed.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=DJFX4J7RWJ

Or email the study team at PreventProject@umassmed.edu

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