NEW YORK NURSE BECOMES FIRST RECIPIENT OF PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE IN THE US
Reports indicate that a nurse in New York has become the first recipient of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine in the US.
Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, received the Jab on Monday, December 14.
“First Vaccine Administered. Congratulations USA! Congratulations WORLD!” President Donald Trump tweeted.
The US is the most hit country in the world with the Coronavirus disease. As of December 14, it has recorded 16,741,470 cases and 306,464 deaths.
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The production of this vaccine by Pfizer and BioNtech has raised hopes of a breakthrough in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 1.5 million globally.
The Israeli Government ordered its first batch of the vaccine on December 9, while reports say the Ugandan Ministry of Health opted for the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine on December 11 amid surging infections in the country.
In the same vein, Eons Intelligence reported on Thursday, that Nigeria and other African countries would get access to COVID-19 vaccines from January through to the first quarter of 2021.
On December 2, the UK administered the vaccine to a 90-year old woman, Margaret Keenan, who hails from Coventry, England, one week after authorities approved the jab for public use.