NYC nurse who got first COVID vaccine to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

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The Queens nurse who got the first FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Biden this week, the White House said.

Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse for Northwell Health, will be among the 17 recipients of the award, the nation’s highest civilian honor, along with Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington, the late Republican Sen. John McCain and the late co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs.

“I am humbled and honored to be among the 17 extraordinary recipients of The Presidential Medal of Freedom! This recognition is significant for me and my loved ones. It is also a huge recognition for my Northwell Health family, nurses and healthcare workers around the world, women, women of color, Jamaicans, minorities and immigrants to name a few! Read more about the remarkable contributions of the recipients to this great nation!” Lindsay said on her LinkedIn page after Friday’s announcement.

Sandra Lindsay.
Sandra Lindsay received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Dec. 14, 2020.
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Joe Biden.
President Biden will award the Medal of Freedom to Sandra Lindsay at the White House on July 7.
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Jamaican immigrant Sandra Lindsay is presented with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Outstanding Citizen By Choice award by U.S. President Joe Biden.
Sandra Lindsay was presented the “Outstanding American by Choice” award from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services last year.
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Lindsay, an immigrant from Jamaica, was presented the “Outstanding American by Choice” award from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services by Biden last July.

She received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Dec. 14, 2020, and went on to get her second shot on Jan. 4, 2021, becoming the first person in the US to be fully vaccinated against the deadly virus.

The ceremony will be held at the White House on July 7.

Sandra Lindsay.
“I am humbled and honored to be among the 17 extraordinary recipients of The Presidential Medal of Freedom!” Sandra Lindsay reacted.

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  1. And she developed kidney disease — her moon face is a result of the steroids she has to take. But she’s doing better since she started seeing herbalist/ naturopath.

  2. This is such a bull crap. There are many persons in our Military Services defending this damn Country. Many have given their lives on the Field and got not one damn recognition. Now this weak arse President OLD MAN JOE. He is giving things to Minorities to buy our Votes. Look at his CABINET,filled with LBGTQRSTUVWXYZ persons. That Cabinet is one of the more backyard I have seen in over 5 decades.

  3. Lord have mercy on these terrible politicians and pharmaceuticals … YOU KNOW THERE’S GOING TO BE HELL 🔥 TO PAY FOR HIDING THE TRUTH FROM THE WORLD 🌎

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