(East Farmingdale, NY)- When a Long Island nurse received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the United Sates, it was seen as a moment of hope in the middle of a devastating world wide pandemic. The vial which contained that first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, given to Sandra Lindsay of Port Washington, has arrived at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The empty vial, the scrubs Lindsay wore and more, will be on display at the museum in 2022.
FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, Sandra Lindsay, left, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester, in the Queens borough of New York. The first dose of vaccine in the U.S. was given on Dec. 14, 2020, by Northwell Health, a New York-based health provider, to Sandra Lindsay, an intensive care nurse. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool, File)