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COVID-19 vaccine trial participants encourage getting the shot, despite side-effects. Participants of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine candidates recommend taking the doses, even if they experienced mild to harsh symptoms

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As the Pfizer-BioNTech offering is poised to roll out this week and Moderna gears up to seek commercial use as well – with a US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) panel set to review it on December 17, some Americans have expressed reservations – with one concern being the side-effects (Representative Image: AP)

Participants of Moderna and Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine trials, irrespective of whether they experienced side effects, have recommended getting the shot, as per a report by the Wall Street Journal.

As the Pfizer-BioNTech offering is poised to roll out this week and Moderna gears up to seek commercial use as well – with a US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) panel set to review it on December 17, some Americans have expressed reservations – with one concern being the side-effects.

Participants, however, even if they experienced mild to harsh symptoms, recommend taking the doses, the report noted.

For example, the effects, ranged from “fever which peaked at 102.4 F, freezing, headache, intense chills, joint ache, serious neck pain and weight loss (three pounds) due to intense sweating” over the next 24 hours, for 68-year-old retired nurse Jocelyn Edwards who received two doses of Moderna’s candidate in August. She, however, woke up fine the following day, it said.

Article: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/covid-19-vaccine-trial-participants-encourage-getting-the-shot-despite-side-effects-report-6237431.html

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