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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
    • Antibody levels over time
    • Uptake of vaccines against COVID-19
    • Psychological impact of working during a pandemic

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

Who can participate?
Staff working at IWK Health or Nova Scotia Health
    • 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 with privileges or private practice 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

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 (and whether or not they have already tested positive)

If you have questions, email or call 1-416-294-6383, or if long distance charges apply: 1-888-307-3357, 9AM to 7PM (Atlantic)/ 8AM-6PM (Eastern) weekdays

Site Investigators: Drs. Shelly McNeil and Joanne Langley

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