Comparative Hepatitis B Vaccine study

Participants needed: Males and females age 18 years and older in good general health who have never received the Hepatitis B vaccine

Why are we doing this study: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a virus that attacks the liver and can lead to cancer. The currently approved HBV vaccines work really well, but scientists believe a newer vaccine may work even better and provide protection sooner (and with fewer doses).

The study involves: 10 visits over 12 months Visits are at the VEC located at BC Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health Center in Vancouver. Participants will receive 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine, get blood tests at each visit, and be asked questions about your health. Females will need to be on birth control while on the study.

You will receive: Eligible participants will be reimbursed for travel/parking and receive an honorarium at each visit (between $25-$50 depending on the visit length).

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Immunization Information & New Mothers Study

Participants needed: New mothers who live in the North and South Surrey, White Rock, Cloverdale, Newton and Guildford communities

Why are we doing this study: This study seeks to understand the ways in which new mothers obtain, share and use health information, especially information related to child vaccinations.

Focused in the North and South Surrey, White Rock, Cloverdale, Newton and Guildford communities, the study uses observation and interviews to explore how new mothers in these areas access information to make decisions about their babies’ health and immunizations. Continue reading “Immunization Information & New Mothers Study”

HPV Vaccine Evaluation Study (QUEST)

Quest logo artworkParticipants needed: Teenage girls who have received their HPV vaccine through their provincial immunization program (2 or 3 doses).

Why are we doing this study: For this cross-Canada study, we are BC’s recruiting site for the QUEST HPV vaccine evaluation study. Visit the QUEST website at for more information.

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Special Immunization Clinic

IMG_0125Participants needed: Must be referred by public health or your doctor.

Why are we doing this study: This study will collect information about adverse reactions following immunization from patients attending the Special Immunization Clinic.  The information collected will help build standard care plans that guide doctors as they care for patients with adverse reactions. Continue reading “Special Immunization Clinic”