The North Dakota Department of Health says it’s integrating the recently approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine into the state’s rollout, with 6,300 doses on the way.
The doses are expected to arrive on Friday and will go to pharmacies and urgent care, according to a press release.
The Food and Drug Administration issued the emergency use authorization of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the third to receive an EUA from the FDA, on Feb. 27.
“Some major benefits of the [Johnson & Johnson] vaccine include only requiring one dose and being able to be stored in refrigerators,” said Molly Howell, NDDoH Immunization Director. “The vaccine has shown 85% efficacy at preventing severe COVID-19 — with complete protection against hospitalizations and death after 28 days.”
North Dakotans can find when they will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by CLICKING HERE.
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