Video transcript: Why I'm taking part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial (2)
Dmitriy, 37, Marple, said:
There are multiple reasons. We are seeing the amount of disruption that this disease is causing everybody throughout the world and we want to get to grips with that and I think that a lot of people are seeing that the vaccine is one of the most guaranteed ways to end this situation. So I thought I would be in a position to contribute to this research and I see the great importance of that myself.
Wayne, 47, Stockport, said:
There are a number of reasons why I am taking part. Firstly, there has been that much chaos since the lockdown. It’s been awful for people having to self-isolate; my mum is in a high-risk category as she’s over-75 and I haven’t seen her since Christmas. You always feel as though you should do something and there are things like volunteering for groups to help with food banks. And it’s just not been something I’ve been able to do. I lost my job recently and I thought ‘I’m fit, I’m healthy, and if I can help out and help other people who are worse off than me, then why not do it’. It was a straightforward process. I was given a call and here I am.