Daines urges Montanans to get COVID vaccination when available

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U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Wednesday that he was one of the people who participated in a trial of the vaccine pharmaceutical company Pfizer says appears to be 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19, and he encourages everyone to get the vaccination if it is approved and becomes available. Daines said part of the reason he wanted to be part of the test is to encourage all Montanans to get vaccinated once it is available. “My goal in all of this is to help build confidence and trust for Montanans and the American people who are wondering if they should take the vaccine when it is approved,” he said during a press conference Wednesday. “This is about saving lives. We are seeing that firsthand in Montana this is about supporting our healthcare heroes. This is about protecting Montana jobs and workers and rebuilding our economy.  “And it’s also about American innovation,” Daines continued. “It’s about restoring hope. It’s about restoring normalcy into our way of life.” He said he was contacted by his mother, who told him that Pfizer was looking for people in the Bozeman area to participate in the trial. He, his wife and his mother and …

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