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The PREVNC Study

We are currently conducting a clinical research study to learn about how the levels of PFAS "forever chemicals" in your child's blood impact their immune system response to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Age & Gender

  • 6 months ~ 17 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Your child's initial visit will be in person and will include a single blood and saliva sample. This visit must be either before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or within 5 days or receiving the vaccine or before you receive a COVID-19 booster. After receiving the vaccine or booster, your child will collect 2 saliva samples and complete a questionnaire at home.


$150 gift card

In-person visits:
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
6 months: 1 in person visit and 2 videocall visits

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • Your child is planning on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or booster
  • your child is willing to have their blood drawn once

Not eligible if:

  • your child is unwilling to provide a blood draw
  • your child has a bleeding disorder

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

UNC Children's Specialty Services Raleigh
2801 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

Secondary Visit Location

UNC Specialty Care at Sanford
1301 Central Dr, Sanford, NC 27330, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Anne Starling

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population

IRB Number


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