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New York nurse with the first COVID vaccine awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Queens nurses who received the first FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Biden and received theWhite House.states.

Northwell Health's critical care nurse, Sandra Lindsay, along with gold medalist Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington, and the late Republican Senator John, is one of the 17 winners of the award. Become. The late co-founder of McCain and Apple Steve Jobs.

"I am humble and honored to be one of the 17 special recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This recognition is important to me and my loved ones. It's also a big recognition for my Northwell Health family, nurses and healthcare professionals around the world, women, colored women, Jamaicans, minorities, immigrants and more. The award winners to this great country are amazing. Read more about contributions! ”Lindsay said on theLinkedIn pageafter the announcement on Friday.

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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.
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An immigrant from Jamaica, Lindsay was awarded the"Selection of Outstanding Americans"award by Biden in July last year from the US Citizenship and Immigration Department.

She received her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 14, 2020, and received asecond shoton January 4, 2021, killing the United States. Is completely vaccinated against the virus. The

ceremony will take place on July 7th at the White House.

Sandra Lindsay.
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