Who can participate?
Children and teens 5 to 15 years old who will be receiving their first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may be eligible.
What will happen in the study?
This study includes 6 study visits over 7 to 9 months, with 2 of the visits in person and the other 4 are by phone or text. Here are some of the things that will happen in this study.
- At each visit, we will ask you about your child’s health history, vaccination history and current medications.
- After each COVID-19 vaccine, you and your child will fill out a simple diary for seven days to record any side effects from the vaccine.
- We will draw blood from your child at the two in-person study visits.
- You, and your child if they are age 12 or older, will also be asked about your and their perceptions of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Vaccines are NOT given as part of this study. The COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccines will be given as part of your child’s regular care and are not considered study procedures.
What are the good things that can happen from this research?
Your child will not have a direct medical benefit from taking part in this study. Information learned from this study may help researchers better understand the health effects of COVID-19 vaccines in children and teens. It may also help researchers learn whether the COVID-19 vaccines and other standard of care vaccines are safe to be given on the same day.
What are the bad things that can happen from this research?
We will discuss possible risks or discomforts with parents, children and teens interested in learning more about the study.