New York intensive care nurse is first American to get Pfizer Covid vaccine LIVE during stream with Andrew Cuomo

AN intensive care nurse in New York City became one of the first Americans to receive the coronavirus vaccine on Monday morning, marking a major breakthrough in the US fight against the ongoing pandemic.

RN Sandra Lindsey received the jab at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens just before 9:30am as New York Gov Andrew Cuomo looked on during a live stream.

Lindsey is the director of critical care at the hospital and is the first person in the state to receive the Covid shot, according to ABC 7 New York.

Both Cuomo and Lindsey clapped and cheered after she was vaccinated, with the governor noting that she remained motionless as the shot was being administered.

"It didn't feel any different than with any other vaccine," the doctor told him.

President Donald Trump praised the development on Twitter.

"Congratulations USA! Congratulations WORLD!" he tweeted moments after Lindsey received the shot.

The first shipment of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine arrived early Monday morning in New York state, and LIJ is one of 44 New York City hospitals where the shots will be stored, the news station reported.

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