HERO-TOGETHER is an opportunity for people working in health care who receive a COVID-19 vaccine to help the public understand how people fare after vaccination.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-generation challenge that health-care providers everywhere have worked together to face. On the front lines or behind the scenes, people in health care and public service have joined together with an unprecedented focus to fight COVID-19. Now, health-care workers are among the first to receive vaccines against COVID-19.
The Healthcare Worker Exposure Response and Outcomes (HERO) Registry is for health-care workers in the United States. This includes workers who provide direct patient care such as doctors, nurses, and therapists; it also includes those who provide services such as housekeeping, food service, and maintenance in a health-care setting.
Signing up for the registry is easy; you’ll be expected to answer short surveys over the next 2 years about your health. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive information back from the registry and receive compensation for your time.
HERO-TOGETHER will help researchers understand how different people—including men, women, older people, people with chronic diseases, and people from different races and ethnic groups—fare after COVID-19 vaccination. This will hopefully build confidence for vaccine use over time as information is collected about different people’s experiences.
How Do I Participate?
HERO-TOGETHER is available through the HERO Registry. If you are already a HERO member, you will receive an invitation to participate in the participant portal.
If you are not already a HERO member: