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Canadian COVID-19 Cohort Study (CCCS): Study of the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Canadian healthcare workers

Join a research study about COVID-19 in Canadian hospital workers

Status: Currently enrolling Click here to join Already a participant? Click here to log in

What is being studied?
    • The rate of COVID-19 infection
    • Risk factors for infection (occupational and community)
    • Antibody levels over time
    • Uptake of vaccines against COVID-19
    • Psychological impact of working during a pandemic

Who can participate?
Staff working at either Grey Nuns Community Hospital or the University of Alberta Hospital
    • Who are 18-75 years of age
    • Who work anywhere in either hospital for more than 20 hours per week 
OR - is a physician, nurse practitioner, or midwife who works at least 8 hours per week caring for patients
    • Who have access to a computer or phone with internet access, and
    • Who plan to be available at least for the next 3 months

What is required?
    • Questionnaires when you join and then shorter ones every week (online)
    • Report when you are tested for COVID-19 (online)
    • Report when you are vaccinated against COVID-19 (online) 
    • Self-collect blood spot samples
            ▪ when you join, in 6 months, at the end of the study
            ▪ when/if you test positive for COVID-19
            ▪ when/if you are vaccinated against COVID-19

Participation is voluntary

Participants will be provided with a small token of appreciation for taking part in the study.

People are welcome to join whether or not they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you have questions, please email COVID.study@sinaihealth.ca or call (416) 294-6383 or, if long distance charges apply 1-888-307-3357 weekdays between 6AM and 4PM GMT (8AM - 6PM EST).

Site Investigator: Dr. Robyn Harrison

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