Connecticut Nurse to Get First Modern Vaccine in America

The boxes containing the Modern Kovid vaccine are ready to ship in Mississippi.

Hartford, United States:

A nurse at a hospital in Connecticut on Monday became one of the first people in the United States to receive the Modern Kovid-19 vaccine.

Mandy Delgado, who works for Hartford Healthcare, was shot at 11:40 am (1640 GMT), according to the event’s live feed.

“I’m excited. I feel great,” the critical care nurse said later, with a loud applause.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced late Friday that emergency approval had been granted for the vaccine.

It also comes exactly one week after the US, the most difficult, Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine in the country to begin operating due to coronovirus.

Modern vaccines can be stored at -20 ° C (-4 ° F), much less than in Pfizer’s vaccine, which must be stored at -70 ° C (-94 ° F), thereby dispensing Becomes easier.

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Officials say the FDA has given 2.9 million doses in the US since the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine emergency authorization was granted a week ago.

General Gus Perna, who is overseeing a large-scale logistic operation as part of the government’s Operation Tana Speed, said on Saturday it was hoped the government could deliver 20 million doses of the vaccine by the end of the year, though This figure can only reach the first. Week of january

According to official sources compiled by AFP, the virus has killed about 318,000 people in the US out of about 18 million cases.

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