She didn’t really peek as the short needle sunk into her arm. It pinched a little, sure, but avoided the muscle, so didn’t pack the punch of a flu shot. And just like that, recent UC Irvine graduate Chen Cao became the first of 35 people to be vaccinated in NantKwest Inc. and ImmunityBio’s phase 1 clinical trial for COVID-19, happening only at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach. “I want to do something good,” Cao, 25, said Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Hoag Memorial selected as trial site for promising COVID-19 vaccine
Orange County Register, Oct. 21, 2020
October 21, 2020