Pfizer coronavirus vaccine volunteer describes side effects, urges others to 'get it' ASAP
AUSTIN, Texas - A Pfizer coronavirus vaccine volunteer in Austin, Texas told "Fox & Friends" about his experience in the clinical trial, urging others to "get it as soon as you can."
The company reported that its vaccine has been found to be 90% effective against COVID-19 with more than 43,000 people being tested around the world.
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Upon hearing the positive results, Glenn Deshields, who volunteered for the trial after seeing it on the news, tweeted: "My Grandad told me that one of his first memories was of bells ringing to mark the end of WWI. If true, this is that kind of moment. I am honored to be a part of this trial."
He told co-host Ainsley Earhardt Thursday he is fairly certain he got the vaccination and not the placebo because he showed antibodies after getting the second injection.
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"I had some side effects," Deshields said. "A lot of injection site pain ... I haven't had coronavirus, so that's a good thing."
He admitted that the side effects after the first shot "were a little more severe than I thought."
"Basically, I had a headache and a lot of fatigue, injection site pain ... maybe three to four days," he 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."
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Deshields recommends people get it as soon as possible.
"I talked to my doctor. He said there's differences in how this one works, but, in the end, it's just still a vaccine and people shouldn't be scared of it," he concluded.