Your Gut Microbiome could contribute to COVID-19 vaccine research.

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Participate in the VOICES COVID-19 vaccine study to help scientists understand how the gut microbiome impacts immune response in COVID-19 vaccination.

Our goal is to understand how the composition of the gut microbiome may contribute to differences in COVID-19 vaccination efficacy amongst those at most risk for severe COVID-19 disease. Data from this study will enable the development of new medicines that can help fight the coronavirus and improve vaccine response.

Eligibility
You can participate in this study if:

•18 years old or older
•You are willing to provide a stool (poop) and blood sample before and after receiving any COVID-19 vaccine.
•You are willing to complete an online questionnaire. We will be asking you to complete additional surveys throughout the course of one year.
•You HAVE NOT received a COVID-19 vaccine

If you aren’t eligible, please help us spread the word by:

•Sending the study webpage to someone you think might be eligible.
•Sharing the study webpage on social media

Compensation

If you choose to participate in VOICES, you will be contributing to the scientific advancement of COVID-19 vaccine research and will be compensated for your samples and time. You will be compensated a minimum of $300 and up to $400 for your participation.

How it Works
Questionnaires

To enroll, we will ask you to complete an online questionnaire. After donation of stool and blood samples before and after COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire every 3 months for 1 year.

You will be compensated after each collection of stool and blood as well as the online surveys. If you test positive for COVID-19 after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, you will be asked to fill out an additional questionnaire.

Provide Stool (Poop) and Blood Samples

We will ship you an easy to use poop collection kit before and after vaccination. A mobile phlebotomist will visit you at your home to collect a blood sample. All sample collections will be done at the convenience of your own home.

Provide a Swab Sample if
COVID-19 Positive

We will mail you a swab testing kit if you develop COVID-19 after vaccination. You will be compensated an additional $100 for your sample.

FAQs
Vaccination Efficacy and Poop, What is the Connection?
  • Vaccines may work better or worse depending on the bacteria in a person’s gut.

  • Helpful bacteria can help the immune system respond to vaccination.

  • Harmful bacteria can cause inflammation that lowers the immune system’s ability to respond to vaccination.

  • How can we know what is in a person’s gut? Poop!

What is the VOICES study?

It is a study focused on COVID-19 vaccination. The goal of the study is to understand how the composition of the gut microbiome may contribute to differences in COVID-19 vaccination efficacy amongst those at most risk for severe COVID-19 disease.

How long will the VOICES study last?

The study is one year in duration post your COVID-19 vaccination.

What will you do to protect my privacy?

We take great care to protect your information.

Here are some of the things we do:

  • Information will be stored on protected computers and databases.

  • We will restrict who can see your information. We will remove your personal information and replace them with a code.

  • We will tell you if there is a data breach.

  • We will follow the privacy rules set by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act) which are designed to protect your privacy

VOICES Study by Persephone Biosciences
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