Kelley said during a Zoom call with reporters the next important step is encouraging people to get vaccinated. Polling has shown ample vaccine hesitancy among Americans."We have a lot of work to do to convince people the vaccine is safe," Kelley said.
Dr. Nadine Rouphael, interim director of the Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center, said their initial research found trial participants 65 and older did not have more adverse reactions during the study, though the sample size was small. Older Americans have disproportionately been diagnosed and died from the virus.