The Black scientist who helped develop Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine just got her first shot

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, left, senior research fellow and scientific lead for coronavirus vaccines and immunopathogenesis team in the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, talks with President Donald Trump as he tours the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Dozens of research groups around the world are racing to create a vaccine as COVID-19 cases continue to grow. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) image (37)Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett documented her first dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on Instagram.

“So, the first thing you might want to say to my African American brothers and sisters is that the vaccine that you’re going to be taking was developed by an African American woman. And that is just a fact,” Fauci said.

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams thanked Corbett in a tweet showing the public his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

“Thank you to ⁦@KizzyPhD⁩ and all the scientists, reviewers, and study participants – especially those from minority and/ or vulnerable communities- who made this moment possible,” Adams said.

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