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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 French site
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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

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?
Healthcare staff working in Ottawa who are:
  • 18-75 years old
  • Working 20+ hours per week for a hospital or are a physician, nurse practitioner, or midwife with privileges or private practice who work 8+ hours per week caring for patients
  • Planning to be working for 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

If you have questions, please email COVID.study@sinaihealth.ca or call 1-416-294-6383, or if long distance charges apply: 1-888-307-3357, between 8:00AM and 6:00PM (Eastern time) weekdays

Site Investigator: Dr. Curtis Cooper

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