Pzifer Vaccine Trial Volunteer Shares 'Intense' Experience, Side Effects


Ryan Seacrest connected with a Pfizer vaccine trial volunteer named April on-air on Friday, November 20. April shared she comes from a medical family and wanted to participate to “help for the greater good.”

Pfizer is preparing to apply for an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its coronavirus vaccine. The drug company said that the final analysis from their Phase 3 Clinical trial found that the vaccine is 95% effective and has no serious side effects.

“You get two doses three weeks apart,” April shared with Seacrest. “Now, keep in mind, everybody’s immune response is going to be different. … For me, with the first dose, I pretty much just had 5 days of fatigue. I just felt really, really tried for about 5 days and it went away.”

Credit: OAWRS Zoom

Credit: OAWRS Zoom

That said, April added it was “intense.”

“My second dose, about 13 hours after the injection, I got a fever and chills,” she added. “Just really bad body aches and it lasted 36 hours. … But some people don’t have the same response. … It’s kind of the same when you get a flu shot. … It’s all about how your body reacts.”

Watch back the full interview in the video above to learn more from April's experience.

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