TULSA, Okla. — With the U.S. getting near authorizing a COVID-19 vaccine, a Tulsa man is talking out about his expertise in one of many vaccine trials.
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Terry Daniel wished to do one thing to assist throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. So, in July, he signed up for the Moderna vaccine trial via the Lynn Institute in Oklahoma Metropolis. As a most cancers survivor, he wasn’t certain he could be authorized. However, he acquired his first shot in August.
“It’s actually been not a foul expertise in any respect,” he stated. “They did a bodily and blood work and gave me a COVID check.”
Daniel stated the trial makes use of an app to maintain observe of issues like his temperature or if he is been uncovered to COVID.
He doesn’t know whether or not he acquired the vaccine or the placebo. He stated his arm was sore after the primary shot. It ached once more and had a purple spot after his second shot a month later. He additionally had another minor signs.
“I ran a low-grade fever and had some simply aches and a few fatigue for about two days after which it went away,” he stated.
Daniel should now return two extra instances to do extra blood work and check-ups. In complete, the trial will take about two years.
Whereas some are hesitant to get the vaccine when it turns into out there, Daniel is encouraging everybody to take it. He additionally stated it is necessary individuals
get each doses of the vaccine.
“It’s just a bit little bit of discomfort at first, as with every vaccination, nevertheless it’s lots higher than the choice,” he stated.
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