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Rochester, NY chosen as testing site for Covid19 vaccine

Governor Cuomo has repeatedly mentioned the key to reopening New York is tracing and testing. Former tech guru Bill Gates said “Normalcy only returns when we’ve largely vaccinated the entire global population.”

Soon Rochester, NY will be among four U.S. cities that have both the tests and vaccines.

URMC was recently hired by PFIZER to test vaccines. Rochester General is tasked with recruiting 90 Rochester residents to participate in the first human trial of coronavirus vaccines.

If you are interested in enrolling in the study call (585) 922-5944 or email

Unlike traditional vaccines, the ones tested in Rochester will not contain fragments of the virus. Instead, the shot includes molecules known as Messenger RNA.

The Democrat & Chronicle has an IN-DEPTH ARTICLE ON THIS TOPIC.

The other cities chosen for this first round of human trial are Cincinnati, Baltimore and NYC.

It is Pfizer’s goal to have emergency approval of a vaccine by the end of 2020.

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