Researchers recruiting 1,500 people for COVID-19 vaccine trials in Phoenix

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Researchers in Phoenix are looking for 1,500 people to participate in clinical trials for an investigational vaccine that may prevent Covid-19.

AstraZeneca has partnered with CCT Research to test the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Individuals who have already signed up are encouraging others to do so and potentially help restore a sense of normalcy amid this pandemic.

“I think medicine is going to solve this,” says Brandon Mullan. “I just kind of want to see society take a deep breath.”

The 37-year-old says he is healthy and an avid runner to boot. He wants people to know he trusts the process and the researchers and that he’s getting all his questions answered.

Mullan says he has seen people lose jobs during this pandemic, and he has seen others get sick.

“I do feel the frustration, and I want this to be over with,” says Mullan. “I want us to kind of use common sense with everything that’s going on.”

“We’re all trying to get back to some normal way of life,” says principal investigator Dr. Tom Fiel.

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