(NEXSTAR) – A COVID-19 vaccine vial now has a place in the Smithsonian.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History acquired the vial that delivered the first COVID-19 vaccine doses in the U.S., as well as the supplies needed to prepare, inject and track the vaccinations.
“The urgent need for effective vaccines in the U.S. was met with unprecedented speed and emergency review and approval,” said Anthea M. Hartig, the museum’s Elizabeth MacMillan Director, in a statement.
“These now historic artifacts document not only this remarkable scientific progress but represent the hope offered to millions living through the cascading crises brought on by COVID-19.”
Included in the collection are artifacts donated by Sara Lindsay, an intensive care nurse at Northwell Health in New York, who is thought to have received the first vaccine dose….