Smithsonian obtains vial from first COVID-19 vaccine administered in the US

Nurse Sandra Lindsay was given the first dose at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens.

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2021, 12:29 PM

Updated 1,229 days ago

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A nurse from Port Washington is becoming part of American history. The vial that contained the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine administered in the U.S.is now at the Smithsonian in Washington.
Nurse Sandra Lindsay was given the first dose at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens.
The museum has also obtained Lindsay's scrubs and identification badge.
The Smithsonian says it's all being preserved as part of its plans to document the pandemic.


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