First coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. was given to an intensive care nurse

First coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. was given to an intensive care nurse

An ICU nurse in New York City has received the first COVID vaccine in the United States outside of a trial.

An ICU worker at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens became the first person in the United States to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Sandra Lindsay received the vaccine Monday, with Governor Andrew Cuomo watching live from Albany.

“She was on the front lines, and it’s appropriate that she was the first to receive the vaccine administered by Dr. Michelle Chester,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

About two minutes after Lindsay received the shot, President Trump tweeted, “First vaccine administered. Congratulations to the United States! Congratulations to the world!”