The first coronavirus vaccine was given in the United States. US President Donald Trump announced this on Twitter.
вЂњThe first vaccine has been introduced. Congratulations to the USA! Congratulations, WORLD! вЂњ вЂ” wrote Trump.
The first person to receive the vaccine from BioNTech and Pfizer in the United States was New York nurse Sandra Lindsay, who has worked with COVID-19 patients for the past ten months. She was vaccinated during a press conference by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday, December 14, simultaneously with the start of mass vaccinations in the country.
A day earlier, on December 13, the leadership of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the use of a vaccine from BioNTech and Pfizer in the United States in an emergency.