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Volunteers fight virus by testing new experimental vaccine

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer

SEATTLE (AP) — The first people to roll up their sleeves to receive an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus say they were inspired to help because they wanted to do more to fight the disease than wash their hands and work from home.

A vaccine won't be available to the general public for at least a year, and it must pass a safety test first.

Jennifer Haller, a 43-year-old who works at a small tech company, was the first to get the shot on Monday.

The injections were given at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle.

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