Seattle Mother-Infant COVID-19 study

Have you or your child been diagnosed with COVID-19?

Help us to understand health risks in families with infants and young children. Researchers from the University of Washington are recruiting COVID-19+ mothers and their families to study how the virus differently affects the health and immune responses of infants, children, and adults.

We are looking for volunteer mothers who:

Are at least 18 years old

Have at least one child < 5 years of age

Have tested previously tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results

Volunteers will self-collect 4 finger-prick blood spots over 2 months from themselves, their infants, and other consenting household members for antibody testing. Volunteer mothers infected in the last 7 days will also be asked to provide maternal and infant stool and breast milk samples (as applicable), which will be tested for the virus. We will interview mothers by phone about their and their family's health, COVID-19 exposures and symptoms, and infant care and feeding practices over the course of the study.

All costs are covered by the investigators. This study is for research purposes only, not clinical diagnosis. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your health care provider.

Interested in participating?

This study has been approved by the UW Human Subjects Division and is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Idaho, Washington State University, and Tulane University. Contact us if you want to volunteer and are outside of the greater Seattle area.

Funding for this research has been provided by grants from the National Science Foundation and the University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology