Ka Matau, Ka Ora Study

Lakeland Clinical Trials is conducting a clinical trial to investigate the immune response (the body's natural defence mechanism) to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the New Zealand population.

You may be eligible to participate if:

  • You are aged 16 years old or older
  • Are living in the Rotorua area
  • Are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (please refer to the Ministry of Health guidelines)

Participation involves several visits to one of the study clinics around the time of your first COVID-19 vaccine appointment and during the 12 months afterward. Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw from the study at any time. At study visits, a blood sample will be collected and this will be used to determine how your immune system responds to the COVID-19 vaccine. 

This trial is currently enrolling. If you are interested please apply via the 'APPLY TO PARTICIPATE' button.

Project Data


Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, on behalf of Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

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