The Vaccine Control Group is a Worldwide independent long-term study that is seeking to provide a baseline of data from unvaccinated individuals for comparative analysis with the vaccinated population, to evaluate the success of the Covid-19 mass vaccination programme and assist future research projects. This study is not, and will never be, associated with any pharmaceutical enterprise as its impartiality is of paramount importance.
The VaxControlGroup is a community cooperative, for the people. All monies raised will be re-invested into the project and its community.
Proceed to the VCG website for more information and to enroll:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can join the Control Group?
Volunteers for this study are welcome from around the world, providing they have not yet received any of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations and are not planning to do so.
However, parents/guardians who have had a SARS-CoV-2 jab, but wish to add their unvaccinated dependants can create a record to add them.
- The registration form will ask about your previous vaccination history, in order to provide a comprehensive study.
- There are no restrictions in terms of age or existing health conditions and this information will form part of the reporting objectives.
Will it cost me to join the Control Group?
No. Participants can join the study without incurring any costs. However, this project will incur significant expenses to support the proposed scale and run the technology required and there are ways you can support this project financially if you so wish.
- You can become an Associate of the Control Group Cooperative Ltd and receive printed plastic cards for you and your dependants.
- Any kind donations will be gratefully received via the Donate button, but you will need to become an Associate if you wish to receive printed plastic ID Cards.
How will my Data Privacy be protected?
What are my responsibilites as a participant of this study?
Post registration we ask that you keep your information up-to-date by reporting any medical events back to us, particularly when related to Covid-19 symtoms and/or testing. You can do this at any time via our website using the ‘Report Event’ button.
Can I change my mind and remove myself from the Vaccine Control Group?
Yes, we would like to maintain the integrity of the data as much as possible and would be sorry to see you opt out, but it is your body, your choice. We totally respect your decisions.
NOTE: This is not just the purchase of the card, it’s a commitment to be a part of an ongoing research project which you may cancel at any time. FWIW, after filling in their questionnaire, a picture with your information on the ID card appears which you may save. I printed mine out on business card stock and slipped into a plastic name tag holder which I keep handy in my purse, but have not had to produce to date.