Some volunteers who took part in the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial reportedly were left feeling like they were boozing heavily the night before after getting the injection.
A number of volunteers among the 43,500 people from six countries who took part in the phase three trials – some received the experimental vaccine and others got a placebo – said they experienced side effects that felt like a severe hangover, according to multiple reports.
Although volunteers were not told if they received the vaccine or a placebo, some believe they know they were given the real deal based on how they were feeling afterwards.
Glenn Deshields, 44, of Austin, Tex. was quoted by the New York Post saying he felt like he had a “severe hangover” but those symptoms quickly cleared up. Another volunteer, a woman who identified herself as Carrie, a 45-year-old from Missouri, said she had a fever, headache and body aches after her first injection in September and the symptoms became more severe after the second last month.