UAB experts encourage healthy behaviors, responsible symptom management and vaccines to avoid and manage respiratory illnesses like COVID, common cold, RSV or the flu. 
If so, they could be a part of a study that looks at the long-term effects of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Healthy children or children with conditions affecting their immune systems are eligible to enroll. Blood samples and nasal swabs will be collected every 2 months for one year. An echocardiogram and EKG will also be required at the second visit. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or
You or your child must be a male or female aged 6 to 17 years of age with an underlying medical condition, positive for COVID-19, and experiencing symptoms. If you qualify for the study, you will be provided the medication to take for 5 days. The entire study will last approximately 1 month, with several clinic and in home visits. Blood samples will be collected throughout the study period. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, visit or contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or

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Your baby will have 2 injections, which will be 8 weeks apart. You will be asked to return to the study site with your baby up to 7 times over the course of 15 months. Your baby will be closely monitored by the study team if any symptoms of COVID-19 are reported at any time throughout their participation. Nasal swabs and blood draws will be required at 3-4 of the study site visits. Compensation for participation is available. To learn more, visit or contact the UAB study team: 205-638-2629 or
The purpose of this research study is to better understand the long-term effects of COVID-19, and who is at greatest risk of having long-term effects. We will do this by studying people with, and without, a history of COVID-19 over several years. This is part of a nation-wide research initiative called RECOVER. If you are interested contact

This study will last up to four years and will involve doing in-person visits every 6 months and filling out an online questionnaire from home every 3 months. At the first study visit you will be asked a series of questions or fill out a questionnaire about who you are (such as age, sex, or race), medical conditions that may affect the chances of having long-term effects of COVID-19, whether you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, and any symptoms you currently have. You will have a brief medical exam and we will also collect samples of your blood, saliva, stool, nasal swab and urine. Some participants will be invited for additional medical examinations and tests. You will be compensated.
Recovering from COVID-19?Still have problems with confusion, slow thinking, or memory? If so, you may eligible to take part in a study testing a new form of cognitive training designed to improve how quickly you process information and perform daily activities. The study pays participants $20 per training session on average. The training program, which requires several visits to UAB, can be tailored to fit your schedule. If you are interested, please call 205-934-9768 or email