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Jennifer Riggins is participating in the Oxford Vaccine Trial. She’s an American technology journalist and marketer who’s self-employed in London — and she’s also agreed to answer some questions from Slashdot!
Slashdot: Can you give me any details on what it’s like when you go in for your shots? (Like, are they somber, or enthusiastic…?) Do you chat at all? Do they know you by name?
JR: For sure they know me by name, at least after glancing at charts or if I call the hotline. The doctors and nurses don’t know which dose I got — this COVID vaccine or the placebo which is the meningitis vaccine. It’s their job to make me feel comfortable so I stay volunteering and they can get as much info from me (like about reactions) as they can.
It’s actually a lot of fun for me. I love the medical talk and ask loads of questions and they are totally transparent and kind.
Plus working from home with my also full-time-working husband and our three year old during the pandemic, a surprise benefit is a bit of me time including the hour-long walk to hospital each way.
Slashdot: Have you ever made contact with any of the other participants?
JR: Just a nod “hello” here and there. No one I’ve seen chats like me — ha. But also we are kept far apart because, you know, pandemic.
And Jennifer had a lot more to say about her experience, the rewards, the reactions, and the media coverage of it all…
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