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UMass Medical School taking part in CDC project on COVID-19 vaccine in health care staff

UMass Medical School Communications

February 23, 2021

UMass Medical School is participating in a public health project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that aims to measure the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in individuals who work or train in a hospital care setting.

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Participation in this public health project is voluntary and includes a baseline survey and a follow-up survey.

This observational project is recruiting UMass Memorial-affiliated caretakers, medical students in clinical rotations at UMass Memorial Medical Center, residents, and on-site clinical research staff who were symptomatic and tested for COVID-19 in the previous 60 days. The project is recruiting participants who test either positive or negative for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.

Participation in this public health project is voluntary and includes a baseline survey about participants, their symptoms, jobs and the basis for seeking COVID-19 testing, and then a follow-up survey with questions about the course of illness and recovery.

Those interested in enrolling in the project can fill out an interest survey: https://arcsapps.umassmed.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=DJFX4J7RWJ

Or email the study team at PreventProject@umassmed.edu

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