Understanding why COVID-19 vaccine reactions happen in some people but not others – an international study

We are inviting participants to take part in a project investigating the mechanisms and risk factors, including genetic make-up, of adverse events following COVID-19 vaccines.

We require saliva samples from a large group of controls who did not experience one of the adverse events of concern, myocarditis, pericarditis, or Guillain-Barre syndrome.

The aim is to better understand why reactions happen in some people but not others.

This will help researchers develop better and safer vaccines in the future and assist governments in developing the best possible immunisation programs.

We will compare your genomic make up to those in other people who had a particular health condition after a COVID-19 vaccine, such as myocarditis, pericarditis, or Guillain-Barre syndrome.

What does the study involve for participants?

If you take part in this project, you need to:

  • provide us with saliva samples which will be sent to Canada for genomic studies,
  • answer some basic demographic questions.

If you’re interested in participating, please fill in the details on the form below.



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