Earlier this year, Carson Clark was talking to a high school friend who mentioned he was part of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial.

The friend told Clark he should check into signing up for it. So he did.

And he was accepted.

Clark is the communications director for U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt. He lives in Guntersville, works in the congressman’s Cullman office and grew up in Union Hill near Morgan City.

His mother, Linda, still lives there.

It was because of her that Clark wanted to participate in the vaccine trial.

“She has some underlying health issues and I thought that we’ll never get a vaccine if people don’t step up and be a part of the trials, so I thought I’d give it a try,” he said.

The 1995 graduate of Brewer High School has been with Aderholt for six years. Before that, he was a reporter for WHNT TV.

He also is one of the panelists each year that picks the Top 10 stories of the year for The Arab Tribune (coming in December and January).

Applying to be in the trial was easy.

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