First person in world to get coronavirus vaccine trial describes risky shot

A 44-year-old Seattle mother of two who was the first healthy person to receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine compared the injection to a “regular flu shot” – but said signing up for the test carried “a ton of risks,” according to a report. Haller tried to allay her loved ones’ fears by pointing out that she would not receive any part of the novel virus itself in the vaccine, called mRNA-1273, which had shown promise after being tested on animals. On March 16, she discovered she was to be the first person to receive the experimental vaccine when she showed up and saw the Associated Press, which had been invited for the launch.

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