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Nurse Sandra Lindsay reflects on 1-year anniversary of first COVID vaccine

NEW HYDE PARK, Nassau County (WABC) — One 12 months in the past, the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine was administered within the United States.

It was given to Sandra Lindsay, a nurse for Northwell Health on Long Island.

Lindsay mirrored Tuesday on the momentous event of getting the shot.

“It’s the one-year anniversary and I’m feeling nice, thanks!” Lindsay stated. “We did not know on the time that I might make historical past because the first particular person within the United States to be vaccinated. Since then, it has been considerably of a whirlwind.”

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Lindsay stated she went from being a director of nursing to an individual thrust into the limelight.

“Right after the shot it was interviews and invites to look on completely different reveals and platforms,” she stated. “I had the chance to be acknowledged on the White House by President Biden, went house to Jamaica, all that stuff this 12 months, and met with the prime minister.”

She continues to look after sufferers and handle her workers of nurses at Northwell Health.

“We’re seeing of us are available in, principally unvaccinated, we do have sufferers that we’re capable of deal with and launch from the ED, in my essential care space immediately we now have 5 – 6 sufferers and people are the sickest sufferers, unvaccinated sufferers, and youthful sufferers,” Lindsay stated. She stated in the course of the peak they’d greater than 3,000 COVID sufferers throughout the well being system and as of immediately they’ve 365.

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She says easing fears and issues surrounding the vaccine stays her true ardour.

“I am unable to think about the place we might be if we did not have this highly effective software to guard us. So encourage increasingly more individuals to guard themselves, and this isn’t nearly you however your family members and the communities through which you reside,” she stated.

Lindsay obtained her booster shot in October.

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