The first Covid-19 vaccination in the United States has taken place, as the country gears up for its largest ever immunisation campaign.Covid-19 fatalities are nearing 3 lakh in the US, which has by far the world’s highest death toll.
US will have 100 million vaccine doses by February. estimated yesterday that we need 100 million people to gain immunity with vaccination.
President Donald Trump posted on Twitter: ““First Vaccine Administered. Congratulations USA! Congratulations WORLD!”
The largest vaccination campaign in the history of the US has begun. The first person to be publicly vaccinated against the #coronavirus in the US was an ICU nurse from Queens, New York.
Critical care nurse in New York is among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the US Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York, was one of the first health care workers in the US to receive the Pfizer vaccine. “I want to instill public confidence that the vaccine is safe,” she said.
I feel hopeful today, relieved,” Lindsay, who works at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in the New York City borough of Queens, said after the historic moment was livestreamed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I feel the healing is coming. I hope this marks the beginning of the end of the very painful time in our history.”
German company BioNTech and its U.S. partner, Pfizer, the Covid-19 vaccine was given emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday night.
The first trucks bearing the doses departed Pfizer’s plant in Portage, Michigan, on Sunday and the company expects to deliver 2.9 million doses to 636 predetermined locations by the end of this week.