The FDA approved the two vaccines, Pfizer and Modern, for emergency use to prevent COVID-19 during the Donald Trump administration.
On December 14, 2020, the U.S. started COVID vaccinations. Sandra Lindsay, a New York nurse, became the first American to receive the COVID-19 vaccine outside a clinical trial. The former President Trump had announced that the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in the U.S. on Twitter. He said, "Congratulations, USA! Congratulations, WORLD!." Also, Trump rejected the plan for early vaccines at the White House. More than 150 hospitals across the country received millions of vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The vaccine program aims to reach 100 million people by April 2021. Under Joe Biden's administration, a vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson received an emergency use authorization on February 27.
As of March 12, about 101.1 million (101,128,005) doses had been administered across the country. The vaccines are being distributed across all 50 states.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.