Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at the Long Island Jewish Medical Centre, received the shot live on television shortly before 9.30 am (1430 GMT). Image Credit:

New York: A nurse in New York became the first person in the United States to receive the coronavirus vaccine Monday.

Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at the Long Island Jewish Medical Centre, received the shot live on television shortly before 9.30 am (1430 GMT).

"First Vaccine Administered. Congratulations USA! Congratulations WORLD!" President Donald Trump tweeted.