The SPRING Sub-Study: Severe acute resPiratory syndrome-Related coronavirus 2 prevalence In children and youNG adults in British Columbia: an observational study

little girlHelp researchers understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection in children!

Why are we doing the study?

This study will build on results from our main SPRING study.

Currently, we still do not know in detail how the body mounts the immune response to protect an individual against SARS-CoV-2, nor do we know how long the immune response will last and/or how it changes across time.

Thus, the Sub-study will involve additional sample collection to allow researchers to further characterize the body’s immune response against SARS-CoV-2 and understand how contracting the COVID-19 virus affects the immune system in the long term.

Who can participate?

Children 5-11 years of age living in BC and who are intending to receive a COVID-19 vaccine through public health.

What does the study involve?

Participants will be asked to do 4 visits to the study clinic over the course of one year, the first visit will be up to 7 days before your child’s COVID-19 vaccine. These visits will include a blood and saliva sample as well as some questions about your child’s health.

For more details, please visit email us at

If you are interested in joining one of our studies or
would like to be added to our contact list, click below.

Click Here to Participate