Immune Response in Adolescents

Purpose:

Our goal in this study is to learn more about the immune system in adolescence and early adulthood. We are looking to enroll healthy children ages 12-18 years old.

Enrollment in the study will require 1 visit to Nationwide Children’s Hospital involving a blood draw and 2 nasal swabs.
The visit will take approximately 1- 1 ½ hour(s). We ask that the family brings a copy of the child’s immunization record to the visit.

Eligibility criteria:

Children will need to meet the following criteria to be in the study:

Inclusion Criteria:
· Parents/Legal guardian able and willing to sign informed consent and the child is willing to sign assent form for participation. All forms are in English.
· Healthy children, age 12-18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:
· Any chronic or congenital conditions that may potentially affect immune responses
· Cough, congestion, fever, rhinorrhea, rash and any other symptoms indicative of infection within the 2 weeks prior to enrollment sampling
· HIV, AIDS or other immunodeficiencies or any other condition that may affect their immune system
· Use of systemic steroids within 2 weeks prior to enrollment
· Immunization(s) within the last 30 days

Contact Information


Jenny Rossette, RN

IDResearch@nationwidechildrens.org

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