'I Am Ecstatic': Virginia Nursing Student Receives Coronavirus Vaccine

Frontline workers at the University of Virginia’s health system began receiving vaccinations for COVID-19 on December 15, according to the school.

This footage, released on December 17, shows Frankie Allen, a patient care technician and nursing student, receive the first dose of the two-shot Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

“I am ecstatic,” Allen said. “It’s pretty amazing what can be done when we all work together. I hope that everyone gets it.”

As of December 18, Virginia had recorded more than 299,000 coronavirus cases and at least 4,598 deaths tied to the virus. Credit: UVA Health via Storyful