A LATE phase trial of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine has started administering injections in Dallas, and is looking for more volunteers.
According to Fox 4 News, part of the study is to see if people who get the vaccine injection are less likely to get COVID-19.
The study is lead by Dr. Mezgebe Berhe at North Texas Infectious Disease Consultants.
"This is not once in 10 years, this is once in a century or hopefully longer," Dr. Berhe said. "And to be part of this is to be part of history."
One of the volunteers, Rebeca Levy, a preschool teacher, joined the study due to how much she is exposed as her job.
"Surrounded by little ones all day long, that is why I think it is important to have the vaccine," she told Fox.
This vaccine is not like others that use a dead or weak virus, but instead prompts cells to produce antibodies.
"Not giving you an infection. The best example is a fire drill," Dr. Berhe said."Why do a fire drill? TO learn how to respond to a fire. When I give you a vaccine like this, training immune cells to learn how to produce proteins to learn how to protect it, and they do it very quickly."
According to Fox, this vaccine is a part of Operation Warp Speed, the government's effort to develop a safe vaccine by the end of this year.
A recent Gallup survey found that only 65% of Americans would get the coronavirus vaccine if it was available today.
Hank Greely, a Stanford Law School professor, told TMZ on Thursday that those who don't get the COVID vaccine could be denied entry from schools and their places of work.
Pfizer's vaccine study need 30,000 participants across the country.
People working in grocery stores and schools, along with minorities are needed for the study the most.
Each volunteer will receive $120 for each of the six doctor's visits.
Those interested in participating the study should email [email protected]
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