Karen Lutrik and Shawn Beitel in the lab surrounded by cardboard boxes of health kits
AZ HEROES Research Study Awarded $15M To Continue, Expand Evaluation of COVID-19 Immunity, Vaccine Effectiveness
UArizona Health Sciences

The AZ HEROES study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and immunity among frontline workers has received a $15 million award from the CDC to continue the current research for another year and expand to include children and focus on underserved populations.This phase builds on what we have already learned, expands our knowledge of vaccine effectiveness as more youth receive the vaccine, and provides vital knowledge as new COVID-19 variants with increased transmissibility expand globally.