SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Rep. Buddy Carter has volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial.
He is one of 45,000 people in the trial which is currently in phase 2.
Rep. Carter said that, as a member of the doctor’s caucus and as a health care professional, he’s confident in the safety of the vaccine.
“Well again, as a healthcare professional, as a pharmacist, I’m use to the process by which the FDA approves a medication. I’ve been through that process. I’ve experienced it in my professional career, so I know it’s very strenuous, I know that it’s very detailed. I’m confident again that once we get through this process - the FDA approval process - that it will be safe, and it will be effective. Yes, it is somewhat taking a chance anytime you’re in a clinical trial but that’s what clinical trials are for,” Rep. Carter said.