Daines reveals was part of vaccine test

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said today he was one of the people who participated in a trial of the vaccine pharmaceutical company Pfizer says appears to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19, and he encourages everyone to get the vaccination if it is approved and becomes available.

Daines said part of the reason he wanted to be part of the test is to encourage all Montanans to get vaccinated once it is available.

He said other than slight soreness in his arm, similar to after receiving an influenza shot, and slight chills the evening of his receiving the shot and then a booster a month later, chills which were gone by morning, he had no side effects.

He said Pfizer said it has completed Phase 3 of its trial and it is now going into review.

Daines said he hopes the vaccine will be approved and available within a couple of months.