First American COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient Gets Booster Shot in New York

Intensive care unit nurse Sandra Lindsay, the first person in the United States to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, got her booster shot at New York’s Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center on October 6.

New York Gov Kathy Hochul announced a booster rollout plan for the state on September 27.

“A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will help particularly at-risk New Yorkers stay protected from the virus for longer,” Hochul said in a press release. “While the focus of our vaccination effort remains ensuring all unvaccinated New Yorkers get vaccinated, those who are booster eligible should waste no time receiving maximum protection from COVID-19 as soon as possible.”

This video provided by Michael H Goldberg shows Lindsay receiving the booster shot. Credit: Michael H Goldberg/@michaelhgoldberg via Storyful

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