Antibody and Immunity Research Study

The Brotman Baty Institute, in partnership with Fred Hutch, is looking for participants for a research study about immunity to respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and influenza.

Participants in the study will give blood samples at three different points in the study. They will also answer weekly surveys about their health, and if they experience respiratory illness symptoms, complete a nasal swab to test for COVID-19. This study will contribute to the growing body of research to better understand immune systems responses to respiratory illnesses.

How to Enroll: You can participate by enrolling in the study via the Fred Hutch website. You will be asked a couple of short questions to make sure you are eligible to participate; then you will be taken to a consent form that explains more about the research procedures.

Information about participating in the Antibody and Immunity Research Study

Who should enroll and participate:

All King County residents ages 18+ are invited to participate.

What happens when you enroll:

If you choose to participate in the Antibody and Immunity Research Study:

  • You’ll complete a baseline questionnaire online about your demographics (e.g., age, location of residence, etc.), contact information, vaccination status, and housing situation. Later, you’ll provide verbal consent to participate in the study via a phone call.
  • You’ll schedule an appointment with a mobile phlebotomy service or at Fred Hutch for an initial blood sample.
  • Each week through the course of the study, you’ll receive an email to complete a short questionnaire to report any respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, fever, etc.) you may have experienced over the past 7 days. Should you experience symptoms, a nasal swab kit will be provided at no cost to you to test for COVID-19 in your home.
  • At two points during the study, the three- and six-months marks, participants will provide additional blood samples from home to be shared with the team at Fred Hutch. Following major study milestones, participants can expect to receive a total of up to $117.

If you have additional questions about the study or your involvement, please email us at or call us at 206.667.6805.