Sandra Lindsey becomes the 1st person to receive coronavirus vaccine in the US

New York, 15/12: Sandra Lindsey, a critical care nurse becomes the 1st person in the US to get vaccinated for the Covid-19 vaccine. Her bold step came after the rising skepticism among the general public regarding the vaccine.

 Ms. Lindsay, the director of critical care nursing, said she wanted to lead by example — particularly as a Black woman who understands the legacy of unequal and racist medical treatment and experimentation on people of color. “That was the goal today,” she said in a phone interview on Monday. “Not to be the first one to take the vaccine, but to inspire people who look like me, who are skeptical in general about taking vaccines.”

Shortly after 9:20 a.m.(American Standard Time) on Monday, Ms. Lindsay, 52, became one of the most famous nurses in the United States when state officials said she was the first person in the country vaccinated for the coronavirus.

Lindsay moved to the United States first as a young adult and enrolled in the nursing program. Her older brother soon followed suit and was persuaded by her to study respiratory therapy at the same college in New York.


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