Peter Jackson of Marblehead jumped at the chance to be part of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Marblehead’s Jackson was all-in for vaccine trial

MARBLEHEAD -- When Peter Jackson received a call in July asking him to participate in Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, the Marblehead resident didn’t hesitate. 

An executive for a subsidiary of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson, Jackson (who was not speaking on behalf of his company) said he had no qualms about jumping headfirst into the biotech giant’s vaccine race, the local trials for which would take place right at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 

“I knew it wasn’t going to kill me, and I knew Brigham and Women’s was one of the preeminent medical centers in the United States,” Jackson said. “If you’re going to be a part of any kind of trial for a …

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