In the United States the first vaccination against coronavirus was given. This was announced on Twitter by U.S. President Donald Trump.
“The first vaccine has been administered. Congratulations, USA! Congratulations, WORLD!” – Trump wrote.
The first person to receive the vaccine from BioNTech and Pfizer in the United States was New York nurse Sandra Lindsay, who has worked for the past ten months with COVID-19 patients. She was vaccinated during Governor Andrew Cuomo’s press conference on Monday, December 14, to coincide with the nation’s mass vaccination drive.
A day earlier, on December 13, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines approved BioNTech and Pfizer vaccines for emergency use in the United States.
By now there are several vaccines against COVID-19 in the world. For example, two vaccines have been registered in Russia: Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. On December 5, vaccination against coronavirus with Sputnik V started in Moscow. In the U.S. a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech has been registered, and a vaccine developed by Moderna is next in line. Also, the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced the beginning of clinical trials of its vaccine combination AZD1222.