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SHAPE Flu Study

PURPOSE

We are trying to better understand how stress affects people's immune systems. We are also interested in what kinds of experiences and sources of support might protect the body from stressful conditions. 

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We are studying how the immune system responds to receiving the flu shot, specifically how many antibodies are produced after getting this vaccine. Some research suggests that chronic stress may dampen people’s immune responses, but there may be protective factors that help to reduce the effect of stress on immune systems.

PARTICIPATION REQUIRES

2

Home
Visits

Complete a 
blood draw and questionnaires

Receive a flu shot during 1st visit

We have completed enrollment for the 2021-2022 flu season. Thank you to the 96 participants who participated in this project!

Study Updates

Flu shots administered:           96
Miles traveled:                    13,205
Tubes of blood collected:    1,344

We have started processing blood samples and look forward to sharing our findings later this year. Please check back for updates.
Thank you to our research team for making this work possible!