Source [NBC News]
Health care workers across the United States were among the first Americans to get the federally approved coronavirus vaccine Monday, marking a critical moment in the fight against Covid-19.
The Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to be used for emergency use Friday as the country is still deep in the pandemic, with case numbers rising around the country. The virus has killed more than 300,000 people and infected more than 16.3 million in the U.S. alone.
Health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic are one of the groups prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine. Several of them said Monday that they were hopeful that the day marked a turning point and described the emotional toll of treating patients affected by the virus.