week, the first injections of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine are underway in Dallas
as a vital part of a late phase trial. This
section of the study will observe people who are injected with the vaccine and
at no risk of getting the virus.
Levy, one of the first volunteers from Dallas who participated in Pfizer's
vaccine trial. Just a click of an injection, the rest will be history. But Levy
see the things otherwise, and said, “I don't know if part of history, but,
the kind of volunteers, this study needs. She is a preschool teacher and
working on the frontlines of maximum exposure. She
said, she is surrounded by little ones all day long, so it is important for her
to get the vaccine.
Mezgebe Berhe, the doctor who is leading this study at North Texas Infectious
Disease Consultants said, this pandemic is not once in a decade, but once in a
century or longer. Being a part of this study is like being a part of history.
vaccine injects a type of code that excites the cells to produce antibodies.
Berhe said that this vaccine is not giving you an infection. When he gives you
a vaccine like this, he is training immune cells to learn how to produce
antibodies to protect your body.
study is a part of Operation Warp Speed, the government’s fast track effort to
come up with a safe and effective vaccine.