Who is eligible to participate?
To be a Study-participant, you need to:
be 12 years old and over, AND
have not been already vaccinated or have been vaccinated in the last two weeks, AND
not be sick with a fever (greater than 100.4° F) currently, AND
not having any immunocompromising condition such as Cancer, HIV, organ transplant, or any radiation therapy, AND
currently reside in Massachusetts.
How do interested people apply?
Click the link here or at the top of the page to fill out the questionnaire.
What is required of participants and when?
If you agree to take part in this study and meet the screening criteria:
You will be asked to go to a website and take a short survey.
You will receive a sample kit.
You will receive detailed information about how to collect the sample, and a link to a video showing each of the steps in detail.
Using this kit, you will prick one finger with a sterile lancet (“needle”) and then collect 4 drops of blood onto a special paper card.
After letting this card dry, you will bring your sample to your chosen drop-off location to return it back to us for analysis.
We will take another sample 1 month after your second shot of vaccine or the unique shot if you are taking a one shot vaccine.
If you agree to stay in the study, we will take a dried blood spot 6 months and 1 year after the second vaccine shot or the unique shot if you are taking a one shot vaccine.
This will end your participation in the study, and researchers will not need to contact you in the future, unless you agree to be contacted for further potential follow-ups.
How can Participants find out their results?
If you would like to know your results (for both your PFAS levels and antibodies), please indicate that on your survey.