Can you help us learn more about the body’s immune response to COVID-19 vaccines?
The Platform Trial In COVID-19 Vaccine BOOsting (PICOBOO) Study is designed to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of COVID-19 booster vaccines.
Telethon Kids Institute researchers are working with study sites around Australia to see what effect COVID-19 booster vaccination has on the immune system, how long these effects last, and what the optimal booster strategies are for people living in Australia. The study will also explore the safety of booster vaccination and how well boosting protects against hospitalisation and disease.
Your participation in the PICOBOO Study will help researchers develop the most effective, long-term strategies for COVID-19 booster vaccinations nation-wide.
What does the study involve?
Participation in the PICOBOO Study will take place over a two-year period and involve six visits to the research clinic in Perth, Adelaide or Launceston. These appointments will include:
randomised vaccination with one of the three approved COVID-19 booster vaccines
providing blood and saliva samples to test for an individual's immune response before they receive their vaccine and at five additional time points over the study period
completing regular SMS surveys
Are you eligible to participate?
Study researchers are urgently calling for the following participants:
Adults aged 70 and over who have received Astra Zeneca as their primary dose and want to receive their 2nd booster (4th dose).
Adults aged 18 – 69 who have received Pfizer as their primary dose and want to receive their 2nd booster (4th dose).
Adolescents aged 12 – 17 who have had two doses of Pfizer or two doses of Moderna and are interested in their 1st booster (3rd dose).
This study has been approved by the Child and Adolescent Human Research Ethics Committee. Any person with concerns or complaints about the conduct of this study should contact the Executive Director Medical Services via [08 6456 2222] who can refer your concerns to the HREC monitoring the project.
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