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As Trials Begin In Kansas City, Here's What We Know About A Future Coronavirus Vaccine

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Side effects of the potential COVID-19 vaccine being tested in the Kansas City area include fever, headaches, muscle aches and fatigue.

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in Kansas and Missouri, potential COVID-19 vaccines are entering clinical trials in Kansas City and the rest of the country.

University of Kansas Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital are preparing to recruit volunteers for local vaccine trials. How confident are doctors in the prototypes, and how soon would a final vaccine be available?

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