COVID-19 Vaccine Sample Donation

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If you are scheduled to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or have already completed both doses, you may be able to participate in a study to advance coronavirus research. In this study, your saliva and blood will be used in COVID-19 research to develop assays to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Financial compensation for participation is provided. Samples are collected within the Atlanta metro area and by appointment only. Sample collection may take up to 30 minutes.

To participate in this study, click on the “Fight COVID-19” button below.

Study Title: Collection of human biological samples for the research and development of COVID-19 detection assays
Sterling IRB ID: 8291-BZhang
Principal Investigator: Benyue Zhang, M.D., M.B.A.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Scheduled to receive an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine or have already completed both vaccine doses
  • 18 years or older
  • Able to provide consent
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Fluent in English

You are not eligible to participate in this study if you are pregnant, have been previously diagnosed with COVID-19, or have any health problems that would interfere with the study or make it unsafe for you.

PanoHealth, LLC will be conducting the study. PanoHealth is a health management company that seeks to better the quality of life for individuals worldwide.

3607 Parkway Lane, Suite 300

Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

You will receive financial compensation for each completed visit. A completed visit means that all
three sample types (saliva, fingerstick blood, venipuncture blood) have been collected.

One visit

$200                (6 – 45 days after the last dose)

Two visits

First visit:        $50            (within 2 weeks before the 1st dose)

Second visit:   $275          (6 – 45 days after the last dose)

If you donate samples 6 – 10 days after the last dose, you may be eligible to donate samples
again 15 – 45 days after the last dose for an additional $150.00.

Three visits (for two-dose vaccines only)

First visit:        $50          (within 2 weeks before the 1st dose)

Second visit:   $50          (6 – 30 days after the 1st dose)

Third visit:      $350        (6 – 45 days after the last dose)

If you donate samples 6 – 10 days after the 1st dose, you may be eligible donate samples again
15 – 30 days after the 1st dose for an additional $150.00.

If you donate samples 6 – 10 days after the last dose, you may be eligible to donate samples
again 15 – 45 days after the last dose for an additional $150.00.

You may also be eligible to donate samples up to 1 year after the last dose for an additional
$150.00 per completed visit.

Participants will be financially compensated immediately after the samples are collected. Compensation will be in the form of cash or a check.

Yes, you can participate if you are scheduled to be vaccinated. We will collect your samples within 2 weeks before you receive your first dose.

Pre-vaccination samples reflect baseline levels, which enable the accurate measurement of your immune response following vaccination.

Samples are collected by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments will occur Wednesday or Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Appointments usually last 15 – 20 minutes, but may last as long as 30 minutes. During the first visit, a discussion reviewing the consent form will occur prior to sample collection, and the participant will be asked to sign the consent form.

You will only be financially compensated for the visits that you complete.

Saliva, fingerstick blood (5 – 10 drops), and venipuncture blood (4.7 tablespoons).

You will spit into two cups. Participants should drink at least 8 ounces of water 30 minutes – 1 hour before they arrive for their appointment. Participants should not drink other types of liquid < 1 hour before their scheduled appointment. Sample collection will take less than 5 minutes.

Participants should have a snack and drink at least 8 ounces of water 30 minutes – 1 hour before they arrive for their appointment.

There are two types of blood samples for this study.

Fingerstick blood samples will be collected using a lancet, which is a small, needle-like object used to the prick the skin. (Lancets are commonly used by diabetic patients to collect blood for blood glucose monitors and glucose test strips.) 5 – 10 drops of blood will be collected. Sample collection will take 5 minutes.

Venipuncture blood samples will be collected by inserting a needle into the vein of the arm. A volume of 70 cc of blood will be collected. 70 cc is equal to 4.7 tablespoons. Sample collection will take 10 minutes.

Prior to the appointment, eligible participants must fill out a short electronic questionnaire. Also, participants should drink at least 8 ounces of water 30 minutes – 1 hour and have a snack before they arrive for their appointment.

Participants must bring a form of identification (e.g., driver’s license) and a face mask that covers their nose and mouth.

If the participant fails to bring identification and a face mask to their appointment, no sample will be collected and no financial compensation will be provided.

If participants are running late or cannot make the appointment, they should notify us as soon as possible at FightCOVID19@panohealth.com or (404) 721 – 2012. If we are unable to collect samples because of late arrivals, the participant will not be financially compensated. If possible, we will reschedule a participant’s appointment.

Advance COVID-19 Research - Vaccine Study

To determine your eligibility and availability, please fill out the information below. Your participation is strictly voluntary, meaning that you may or may not choose to take part at any time. To the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulations, the records identifying you will not be made publicly available.

COVID-19 Vaccine Sample Donation Eligibility

CONTACT INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY

Were you, at any time, diagnosed with COVID-19? *
I can provide documentation of my vaccination schedule or status: *
I confirm that: *
I understand that 3 sample types (saliva, fingerstick blood, venipuncture blood) will be collected from me per visit: *
I have provided more than 25 tablespoons of blood or any other blood component (plasma, cells, platelet-rich plasma) within the past 2 months: *

AVAILBILITY

Over the next week, I am available during these days or times (check all that apply).
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

Once you click on the "Submit" button below, you will be contacted via the e-mail address you provided above within 2 business days. If eligible, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire and documentation of your vaccination status. Once that information is obtained, an appointment will be scheduled.

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