U.S. administers first shots of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine, launching a historic rollout
Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester from Northwell Health at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, U.S., December 14, 2020.
Mark Lennihan | Reuters
The United States on Monday administered the first shots of Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine to health-care workers, marking a pivotal moment in the country’s long march to bring the virus under control.
The vaccine comes at an urgent time, with the U.S. nearing 300,000 total Covid-19 deaths and top health officials warning that daily new deaths might not slow for months, even with a vaccine.
With limited doses available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised states prioritize distribution to frontline health-care workers and long-term care residents, who are among the most vulnerable to the …continued .
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