Julia W. Wu, ScD and Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, MD, MPH, DrPh, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Diego Wyszynski, MD, MHS, PhD, Pregistry. Contact: IRCEP@pregistry.com.

The goal of this study is to learn about vaccine confidence and related factors among pregnant women and mothers of school-aged children during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you choose to participate, you will complete a brief (20-minute) online survey. This study is anonymous, and information about your identity will not be collected. It can be completed using any computer, smartphone, or tablet with an internet connection.

There is no payment associated with this study. As a participant, you will be provided with access to a website that will provide updates regarding the study results.

To be eligible for this study you must: (1) be 18 years of age or older, (2) self-identify as pregnant or mother of a school-aged child (less than 18 years of age), and (3) have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with an Internet connection.

When completing the assessments, you may come across questions or answer choices that you find unpleasant or upsetting. For instance, a few of the questions may cause you to think about COVID-19 concerns or negative emotional states. We encourage participants to discuss any questions or concerns they have with the research team. If you experience significant distress, please contact a mental health professional.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You may choose not to participate in this study altogether, and you can choose not respond to any given question included in the survey. In addition, at any point during your participation, you can chose not to submit this questionnaire and thereby cease participation.

Participants in this study will not be asked to provide any identifying information. While Internet-based communication are not 100% secure and may be intercepted by others, this survey utilizes a technology that provides high end data protection including full encryption of your responses. Finally, we reserve the right to share your anonymous responses with designated individuals involved in this research, and to publish and present the results of our findings.

Please send an email message to the Study Contact on this form (see above).