Allina Health team plays key role in getting COVID vaccine on the market

[WCCO-TV News, January 05, 2021] A Minnesota medical team has played a key role in possibly getting another COVID vaccine on the market within weeks. Allina Health is running the state’s only clinical trial site for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

WCCO checked in on the progress and found a husband and wife team committed to protecting the population from COVID-19 once and for all. Beverly Christie has a history of working with research as a nurse clinician.

“I thought it was really important to jump in and be vaccinated or step up to be part of the trial in this crazy time,” Christie said.

She was among the first of 230 people to take part in Johnson and Johnson’s ensemble study at Allina. As part of phase three, she got her shot on Oct. 30.

“I absolutely had no side effects at all,” she added.

Posted on January 05, 2021 in coronavirusInfectious Disease

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