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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine & Transmission Study – COVID-19 Prevention Network

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The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) is conducting a study across the country to learn whether the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine prevents infection and stops the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease.

QUICK READ: Over about 5 months, 12,000 people aged 18-29 will get injections of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine* to help us learn if vaccinated people can still be infected with SARS-CoV-2, and if they are able to spread the virus to other people. The answer to this question can have an important impact on how soon we can get back to school, work and life.

— About half of the people will receive the vaccine injections right away, and the other half will receive the vaccine a few months later.

— Participants will identify “close contacts” who will also be invited to take part in the study.


If you decide to join the study:

 be randomized into a group that gets vaccinated immediately or a group that gets vaccinated 4 months later. If you do not want to get a COVID vaccine, you can also join the study and be part of the observation group.

 be asked to answer daily questionnaires in an eDiary app.

 be asked to take daily swabs of your nose and return them to the study staff for approximately four months.

 be asked to provide blood samples.

 be asked to follow additional procedures if you test positive for SARS-CoV-2 during the study.

 be asked to identify close contacts who will be invited to join the study. These close contacts will help researchers find out if the vaccine prevents transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to others.

 be compensated for your participation.

To sign up for the study, fill out the form below.

Apply to Participate

If you are interested in participating in this study, please complete the following preliminary qualification form.

We will follow-up with you after we have received your submission.

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