While I’m not one of the Premium it’s ok not to like the grateful dead shirt Apart from…,I will love this doctors or one of the many scientists who spent months working around the clock, I played my own role in the development of the Pfizer vaccine. For the past three months, I have been a volunteer participant in the Pfizer vaccine trial study. Like the many other participants in medical trials, it’s my blood and my body that helped Pfizer test the safety and efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine.You see, I am patient number 1133. I joined the Pfizer trial in August at the Yale New Haven Hospital study site. A lot of people in my position, as the mother of three, might not jump to join a medical trial. But I was convinced that I had to do it. I heard on television that they were running large-scale coronavirus trials and needed volunteers. I immediately signed up on every site I could find.
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