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3838575-25717500Communication for staff in the following organisations:NHS Sheffield CCGPrimary Care SheffieldYorkshire Ambulance ServiceSheffield City CouncilSheffield Health and Care TrustWould you like to take part in a research study to test how well a new vaccine works against COVID-19?Dear Colleagues,You will be aware that Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield are involved in a number of national and local COVID-19 research studies to understand and support how we manage, treat and prevent infection.? One of the trials the Trust is about to start is a large multi-site study being led by Oxford University regarding the use of a potential vaccine. This study involves at least 18 sites in the UK including Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and will enable us to assess how well people involved in care and healthcare delivery might be protected against COVID-19 with the new ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine. The study will also provide valuable information on safety aspects of the vaccine and how well participants’ immune systems respond to immunisation with the vaccine. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are therefore looking for 1,000 volunteers from health and social care workers who live in a Sheffield postcode and are working in areas caring for people at higher risk of having or being exposed to COVID-19. You need to be aged between 18 and 55 years old.What you will be asked to do:Go to this website and carefully read all of the information about the study. This is a research study and so there are potential risks to taking part as well as benefits. It is important you consider the impact on you and your family members of taking part, before volunteering.If you are accepted for the trial you will receive one or two doses of either the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 or a licensed vaccine (MenACWY) which prevents meningococcal infection and will be used as a ‘control’ for comparison.Up to 8 blood tests will be taken over the course of a year to check if there are any problems and to look at your immune responses to the vaccine.For some participants there will be a diary to complete for up to 28 days following vaccinationThere is a weekly questionnaire that monitors your and members of your households exposure to COVID-19 In order to monitor for exposure to COVID-19 in those who do not develop symptoms you may be asked to perform weekly nasal swabs or saliva collection.The study will take a year to complete.What will happen if I decide to take part?If you decide you would like to take part in this trial there is a short online questionnaire to complete to check that you are able to take part. If you are selected, you will then be sent an appointment to attend either the Royal Hallamshire or Northern General Hospital for a screening visit. This visit will include further discussion of the study and the collection of a blood sample to make sure you are eligible for the study. The vaccination visit will occur approximate 1 week later.Further information and contact detailsIf you would like further information about taking part in the vaccine trial research please visit the following website: independent advice about participating in this trial you may wish to contact your GP. If you would like to speak to one of our team members to discuss any aspect of this trial please contact: The Clinical Research and Innovation Office at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust by email sth.cov002@. ................
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