Welcome to the Sore Throat Study Registration Form. Thank you for your interest in this study where we are investigating sore throats, and how best to prevent them.

The Sore Throat Study is being carried out by the Australian Strep A Vaccine Initiative (ASAVI), an Australian-led global initiative with the goal of reducing the disease burden caused by Group A Streptococcus, also known as ‘Strep’ or ‘Strep Throat’ and other serious diseases like rheumatic heart disease through effective vaccination.

ASAVI is a collaboration between Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute, Melbourne’s Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), and your local GP.

Once you have completed this short registration form, we will contact you by telephone to give you more information about the Sore Throat Study, and invite you, your child and family to participate if your child is eligible.

If you and your child take part in this study, we will monitor your child’s health for 12 months, ask your child’s GP to collect some information, and you to complete some surveys about your child’s health and wellbeing. We will also ask your child to provide body fluid samples, such as blood tests, swabs of your child's throat, and if required, a skin swab.

There are 4 study visits with your study team. If your child experiences any signs or symptoms of sore throat, we will also arrange additional appointments with your child’s GP for each episode of sore throat. You are free to change your mind about participating at any time. Just let us know, and we’ll make sure we record your wishes in our database so that you are not called again.

Thank you for considering taking part in this important study.

Sore Throat Study Team

Australian Strep A Vaccine Initiative (ASAVI)

www.asavi.org.au

Perth Study Team Contact

Principal Investigator- Professor Jonathan Carapetis

Project Coordinator- Mary Webberley

Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children’s Hospital

Northern Entrance, 15 Hospital Avenue

Nedlands, Western Australia, 6009

E: sorethroatstudy@telethonkids.org.au

M: 0422 581 816

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