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Critical Care Nurse in Queens Among First to Get Covid Vaccine

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A hospital worker in Queens was among the first in the nation to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Folks applauded as Sandra Lindsay got her shot in the arm Monday morning. She’s a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens.

“I hope this marks the end to a very painful time in our history,” said Lindsay.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says some 170,000 doses of the first Pfizer shipment are on their way to high-risk health care workers and nursing homes. “We have trains, planes and automobiles moving this all over the state right now,” said Cuomo.