Ohio Republican Sen. Portman Enrolled In COVID Vaccine Trial

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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, has enrolled in a phase three clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Graeme Jennings/AP


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Portman said he hopes his participation in the study will encourage more people to step forward to join one of the ongoing clinical trials.

«Once vaccines are authorized by the FDA and are made widely available, Ohioans and all Americans will be safer,» he said. «I also hope it will reassure people about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines once they have gone through the trials and FDA approval process.»

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