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Healthcare workers are sharing their experience of being vaccinated

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Healthcare workers across the United States have started to receive coronavirus vaccinations as the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine begins. Everything began when the Food and Drug Administration authorized the vaccine late on Friday. Over the weekend, trucks and planes delivered vaccines across the nation. By Monday morning, Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, became the first to be inoculated.

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Over the week, more and more healthcare workers have started to receive the vaccine. Many of them have taken to social media to share their experience becoming the first Americans to be inoculated.

"Just got a shot of hope in the arm,"  Dr. Gita Pensa, an associate professor at the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency and emergency physician in Rhode Island, wrote on Twitter.

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"I am incredibly hopeful. I'm grateful," she told BuzzFeed News. "I'm not relieved yet, but sometimes just knowing that relief can be coming is enough to give you a second wind."

"Yes, I am a frontline healthcare worker, but I'm also a mother who’s worried about her kids. I'm a wife who’s worried about her husband. I'm a daughter who misses her parents. I'm a sister who misses her brother. We miss all those things that used to be what would keep us afloat in bad times." 

Dr. David Alejandro Sanchez also took to social media, writing: "What a historical day, still feels unreal."

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Dr. Cesar Gutierrez added: "Finally got it! There is hope. Get yours as soon as you can. Let’s end this together!"

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Plenty of other healthcare workers also shared their own experiences on social media.

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"One step closer to the end of this very long journey," Dr. David Fudman added.

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"Prevention is the best WE can all do for #COVID19," Dr. Tina Chen added. "Wear masks, social distance! I will do my part to stay healthy and take care of ICU patients. What will you do?"

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