The WellKiwi Infant study is a ground-breaking influenza research study and the first of its kind! Unlike a common cold, influenza is a serious illness that affects millions of people globally, and young children, pregnant women, older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are particularly vulnerable.
Join the WellKiwi Infant study, be part of the growing community and help us develop better vaccines, prevent future pandemics and improve community health. Babies could hold the clue to save millions of lives around the world.
Throughout the study, we ensure you and your baby receive fantastic benefits.
What is the WellKiwis Infant study?
We are looking for expectant mums living in the Wellington Region to join our study. We will then follow the child from birth to seven. The WellKiwis study aims to discover how the very first encounter with the flu or flu vaccine can influence ongoing immune responses. This study provides an opportunity to understand how imprinting affects individuals’ immune memory and their ability to confront subsequent exposures to the flu.
The WellKiwis Infant study is a unique study happening in Wellington and has global significance. There are two sister sites in Los Angeles and Nicaragua. The study is led by scientists at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).
What are the benefits of taking part for you and your child?
We make enrolment as easy as possible and will answer any questions you have.
To register your interest, please click the “join now” link
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the team please contact us:
Phone: 0800 493555 (08004WELLKIWI)