The largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history got underway Monday as health workers in select hospitals rolled up their sleeves for shots to protect them from COVID-19 and start beating back the pandemic — a day of optimism even as the nation’s death toll neared 300,000.⁠⠀
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“I feel hopeful today. Relieved,” said nurse Sandra Lindsay after getting a shot in the arm at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. ⁠⠀
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Shipments of precious frozen vials of vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech began arriving at hospitals around the country Monday.⁠⠀
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“This is the light at the end of the tunnel. But it’s a long tunnel,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as he watched Lindsay’s vaccination via video. ⁠⠀
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