ICU nurse in New York among the first people in the US to get authorized coronavirus vaccine

A critical care nurse was the first person in New York and among the first people in the United States to get a shot of the coronavirus vaccine authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Sandra Lindsay, an ICU nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York Stad, was administered a shot during a live video at about 9:20 am. ET Monday. She said the shot didn’t feel any different than any other vaccine.
I’m feeling well. I would like to thank all the frontline workers and all my colleaguesdoing their job during this pandemic all over the world,” sy het gese.
I feel hopeful today, relieved. I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time.
    People in a handful of other countries, insluitend die Verenigde Koninkryk, have received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after their governments approved its use earlier. Daarbenewens, 21,720 people already received this vaccine as part of the Phase 3 trials that tested its efficacy. (Van daardie, there were only eight Covid-19 cases, in vergelyking met 162 cases among those who received a placebo.)
    Steeds, Lindsay is the first person to get a shot of the vaccine now that the FDA approved it for emergency use and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the OK for it be administered to people 16 en ouer.
    The first batch of the vaccine was shipped out from a Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan, on Sunday headed for over 600 sites across all 50 state. The first deliveries arrived to the University of Michigan, George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, and more locations on Monday morning.
    State and local authorities make their own decisions on who gets vaccinated and when. The CDC has recommended that frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities get the vaccine first.
    To be fully effective, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given as two shots administered 21 days apart. A two-dose regimen of the vaccine has an efficacy of 95% in people ages 16 en ouer, wel FDA briefing documents also note that the vaccine appears to providesome protectionagainst Covid-19 after just one dose.
    US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar plans to see some frontline health care workers get vaccinated at George Washington Hospital, he told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie onToday.
      If you are recommended to get it and it’s available for you, o, please do get it. Protect yourself and protect those around you. Please get the vaccine,” Azar said.
      The landmark arrival of the vaccine comes at a critical time. The US reported over 109,000 people hospitalized with Covid-19 as of Sunday, the highest number in the pandemic and the 12th consecutive day that more than 100,000 people have been hospitalized because of the deadly virus.

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