such as antibodies, react to COVID-19 and to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Why our study is important...
Long-term care homes across the world have been gravely impacted by COVID-19. In Canada, approximately 60% of the deaths related to COVID-19 were in long-term care homes. Residents in long-term care homes are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, given their advanced age, reduced immune system capacity, and multiple underlying health conditions. Individuals who work in long-term care homes also face an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19.
The Government of Canada, via its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), has funded several studies - spanning Halifax to Vancouver - to investigate various aspects of immunity and people’s response to vaccines within long-term care homes. This project includes long-term care home residents and workers in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia.