Let’s do this, people.
Lond Island Jewish Medical Center ICU nurse Sandra Lindsey became the first New Yorker, and likey the country, to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
After the shot was administered, Lindsey said she felt well.
“I’m feeling well,” she said. “I would like to thank all the frontline workers, all my colleagues who been working during this pandemic, all over the world, I am hopeful today, relieved — I feel like healing is coming, and I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a painful time in our history. I want to instill public confidence that the vaccine is safe. We’re in a pandemic and we all need to do our part to put an end to the pandemic and not give up too soon.”
Gov. Cuomo joined via Zoom for the moment, congratulating Lindsey for making history.
“It was a modern day battlefield and that’s why the word hero is so appropriate for what you did,” Gov. Cuomo said. “You put your fear aside and you spend every day to serve others.”
Breaking: A critical care nurse in Queens, Sandra Lindsay, is the first New Yorker to be vaccinated in a non-trial capacity after the first doses of Pfizer’s vial arrived at Northwell Health this morning. “It didn’t feel any different from taking any other vaccine,” Lindsay said. pic.twitter.com/KSaYEQUTHE
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) December 14, 2020
COVID-19 vaccine shipments began Sunday night to all 50 states:
The first shipments were said to arrive in 145 distribution centers Monday across 50 states, with an additional 425 sites getting shipments Tuesday and the remaining 66 on Wednesday. The vaccine, co-developed by German partner BioNTech, is being doled out based on each state’s adult population.
Health care workers and nursing home residents will receive the “first of almost 3 million shots.”
Remember to always talk to your doctor before getting any vaccine. I have a compromised immune system, but my rheumatologist told me to wait until she knows if it is safe for me to take it. More than likely it is, but it doesn’t hurt to wait until the doctor is 100% certain.
Also, get your flu shot! And if you qualify (not everyone needs it, but people like me do) get your pneumonia shot!DONATE
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