The first shots were given in the American country with a mass vaccination campaign on 14th December. This helped in opening a new chapter in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This dreadful virus has killed over 300,000, which is more than in any other country than in the United States.
Shortly, the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was administered in Queens. It was a hopeful step for the New York State. It is a place where the virus has scarred profoundly and also leaving more than 35,000 people dead and has also severely weakening the economy.
Gov. Andrew M. said that he believes that this is the weapon that will end the war of COVID. He gave this statement shortly before the vaccine shot was given to Sandra Lindsay, who is a nurse and also the director of patient services in the intensive care unit at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. State officials said that this was the shot that was the first one that is to be given outside of a vaccine trial in the United States.
Ms. Lindsay has treated patients throughout the pandemic. She said that she hoped her public vaccination would help instill confidence that the shots were safe and would not harm the people.
She further said that she have seen the alternative, and she does not want it for the people. She feels like the healing from this deadly virus is coming soon and she hopes that this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time in our history.
President Trump also posted on Twitter saying that the First Vaccine has Administered. He Congratulated USA and also to the whole WORLD!
While the first dose of the vaccine was getting administered in New York, people across the nation began receiving the vaccine shots on Monday as well. There was plenty of applause, appreciations and also some tears as news cameras and the people captured this mundane rituals of an injection, underscoring the hope that this was the first step in getting away from this pandemic.
Mona Moghareh who is a 30-year-old pharmacist, said after administering the first dose at a hospital in New Orleans that Today was the first day on the long road to go back to normal.
But also keeping the harsh reality of the virus as it has States surpassed 300,000 virus-related deaths on 14th December in The United and even now the cases continue to surge across the whole country.
On 13th December, Sunday trucks and cargo planes fully packed nearly three million doses of coronavirus vaccine had been distributed out across the country. Also the hospitals in all 50 states rushed to set up injection sites and their workers tracked each shipment hour by hour keeping an eye on it.
A majority of the first injections which were given on 14th December and are expected to go to the high-risk health care workers. The first and the limited delivery would not supply enough doses to vaccinate all of the doctors, nurses, security guards, receptionists and other workers who work under the COVID care and are also risked being exposed to the virus every day. Because the vaccines can cause side effects and that may include fevers and aches. Hospitals have said that they will stagger vaccination schedules among the workers.
Ms. Lindsay, she is the first American to receive the shot and get the vaccine and as a Black woman, she is among the demographic most disproportionately devastated by Covid-19. She said that she want people who look like her and are associated with her to know it’s safe. She said to use her as an example. She would not steer and lie the public wrong.
Residents of all the nursing homes, the ones who have suffered a disproportionate share of Covid-19 deaths, are also being prioritized for the vaccine and are expected to begin receiving the vaccinations next week. But the vast majority of Americans will not be eligible for the vaccine until the spring of the next year or later.