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Minnesota waiting on more than 45,000 doses of J&J vaccine

Approved over the weekend, the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine is just one dose and doesn't...
Approved over the weekend, the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine is just one dose and doesn't require extreme cold refrigeration, which is different from Pfizer and Moderna.(CNN-Johnson & Johnson)
Published: Mar. 1, 2021 at 6:52 PM CST
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - State health officials say more than 45,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should arrive in Minnesota this week.

Minnesota Department of Health spokesman John Schadl says the order for the first shipment of the single-dose J&J vaccine was placed on Sunday night. He says it usually takes a couple of days for processing and shipping.

The new J&J vaccine should continue the upward surge of Minnesota’s immunization effort, which documented its highest numbers late last week. The Health Department called it a “game-changer.”

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