The first shots of J&J Covid-19 vaccine administered in the US

on 01 March 2021

CNBC NEWS - March 1, 2021
Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine distribution to begin immediately and the first shots could be administered as early as Tuesday, senior Biden administration officials said Sunday.

The drugmaker, which got sign off over the weekend for emergency use of its vaccine from both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is expected to deliver 4 million shots this week.
Officials said that after that, however, they expect deliveries to be "uneven" through March.
By the end of March, Johnson & Johnson plans to have delivered 20 million shots. The company has promised to distribute 100 million doses by summer.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is for adults 18 and older. It is the only single-dose shot for the virus.
Vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna require two shots, three to four weeks apart.
All three vaccines are "highly efficacious," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," and he encouraged people to take whatever vaccine is offered.
"If you go to a place and you have J&J and that's the one that's available now, I would take it. I personally would do the same thing," Fauci said. "I think people need to get vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible."


Last Updated: 14 March 2021
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