Pfizer scored big when they discovered that the vaccine they created is 90% effective. According to STATNews, there are 43,538 participants in the coronavirus trial study. Volunteers are speaking out about the side effects of the vaccine.
Glenn Deshields, a volunteer in Austin, Texas, showed antibodies in his system after receiving the second dose, and he says he is sure he received the vaccination and not the placebo. He told Fox News that the side effects were a little more severe than he thought.
“Basically, I had a headache and a lot of fatigue, injection site pain…maybe three to four days,” Deshields said. “The second one, it was similar, but it was much more muted. It wasn’t as strong. I think I took some Advil, and they basically cleared up.”
Deshields is grateful to be part of the trial and encourages everyone to get the vaccine as soon as possible.
CBS 11 reporter Andrea Lucia is a volunteer and says she is doing it because she hopes it will help develop a vaccine. Lucia says being part of the study is time-consuming.
“I am also hopeful I received the vaccine, reducing my chance of catching the virus and my chances of spreading it to my family,” Lucia said. ” To me, that alone makes it worth the hassle worth the risk.”
During a webinar with think tank Chatham House, the nations leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that he believes that a vaccine can bring an end to the pandemic.
“Certainly, it is not going to be a pandemic for a lot longer because I believe the vaccines are going to turn that around,” he said.
When the vaccine becomes available, will you take it?