ICU nurse becomes first person in NY to receive COVID-19 vaccine


NEW YORK (WIVB) — An ICU nurse became the first person in New York to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday morning.

Sandra Lindsay received the vaccine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center around 9:20 a.m.

“I want to instill confidence that the vaccine is safe,” she said after receiving the shot.

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Lindsay’s vaccination was streamed live online.

“It’s going to be months before the vaccine reaches critical mass,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during the morning. “The healthcare workers will get it first.”

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