The fourth addition to the WellKiwis studies, the Household study will follow families for up to seven years with the aim of seeing how a person’s prior exposure to the flu virus (or vaccine) influences their ongoing immune responses to subsequent exposures to the flu. It will also help us understand how the flu and other respiratory viruses spread from an infected person to others in a household setting.
We make enrolment and the study activities as easy as possible and will answer any questions you may have.
Household Transmission Study
The Household Transmission study will involve close monitoring of your household and their experience while infected with the flu. Your household will be invited to participate in this extra study activity if you or a member of your household return a positive influenza swab result.
Eligibility to participate in the Household Transmission study requires ALL members of your household to participate in the WellKiwis Household study and be living in the home at the time of the flu positive result.