The New York-based nurse, who received the state’s first coronavirus vaccine on Monday, is hoping to inspire others to get the shot and trust science.
Intensive care nurse Sandra Lindsay said on ABC News Tuesday the injection was minimally painful and she felt “great”.
“I already have people come over or email me and tell me how much I inspired them to take the vaccine. So that was my reason. And I hope it continues with more people Well received, “she said to Good Morning America receiving Robin Roberts.
Lindsay, who works at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens and who volunteered for the shot, said it was important for her to lead by example.
“It was incredibly important for me to lead by example every day,” she said.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state is initially focusing on vaccinating frontline health workers.
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