The Associated Press reports:
The first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials made their way to distribution sites across the United States on Sunday, as the nation’s pandemic deaths approached the horrifying new milestone of 300,000.
“This is a historic day,” said Richard W. Smith, who oversees operations in the Americas for FedEx Express, which is delivering 630-some packages of vaccine to distribution sites across the country.
A survey from The Associated Press found that about half of Americans want to get the vaccine as soon as possible. Another quarter aren’t sure, while the remaining quarter say they aren’t interested.
Fox News reports:
The first doses of New York’s coronavirus vaccine supply went to a health care worker who spent the last 10 months working the front lines as the illness ripped through the state. The Northwell Health employee, who was the first to receive the vaccine on Monday, was identified as Sandra Lindsay, RN, a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
She was vaccinated during a Gov. Andrew Cuomo press conference on Monday, and was possibly the first to receive the jab in the U.S. She told the doctor administering the vaccine that she was feeling “great.” After receiving the vaccine, Lindsay told Cuomo that the shot “didn’t feel any different,” from any other vaccine.
— Liane Morejon WPLG (@LianeWPLG) December 14, 2020
The first New Yorker, frontline nurse Sandra Lindsay, has been vaccinated.
Healing is coming.
Thank you, Sandra.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 14, 2020