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Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network (CANVAS) COVID-19 Safety Surveillance

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Participants needed: 5 to 19-years-old

Visit canvas-covid.ca for full study information and enrolment.

About the CANVAS-COVID Study

Why: The purpose of this study is to find out how often health events occur after a COVID-19 vaccine. The CANVAS surveillance network complements Canada’s passive vaccine safety surveillance system with rapid information early in the COVID-19 vaccine campaign.

Who: We are looking for participants who are 5-years-old up to 19-years-old. You can take part in this study if you have an email address, telephone number and a device to answer online surveys. If you have been vaccinated click here. If you haven’t been vaccinated or aren’t old enough to be vaccinated yet, you can still participate as part of our control group – we are looking for unvaccinated participants ages 0 – 19 years old. If you have not been vaccinated click here.

Where: This study will take place in 6 Provinces and Territories: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon.

How your participation makes a difference:

By joining our study you are contributing valuable early data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in Canadians. Post-marketing vaccine safety surveillance is an important step in ensuring vaccine safety.

Vaccinated tudy participants will be asked to complete two or three online surveys:

  • 8 days AFTER you get the first COVID-19 vaccine
  • 8 days AFTER you get the second COVID-19 vaccine (if you are given a second dose)
  • 6 months AFTER your second COVID-19 vaccine

Control group study participants will be asked to complete one online survey only.

The surveys will collect basic demographics data about you (age, sex, gender, underlying health conditions) and any information about illnesses since your last vaccine.

If you report a health problem which required a medical visit, we may call you to find out more about the symptoms of the health problem.

Visit covid-canvas.ca for full study information and enrolment.

Contact Pam MacIntyre

Email idresearch2@iwk.nshealth.ca

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