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Distribution of J&J’s one-dose COVID vaccine anticipated this week

Johnson & Johnson started distributing its vaccine Sunday, including a 3rd weapon to the nation’s COVID-19 arsenal. An advisory committee to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention voted unanimously to advocate the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on the advice quickly afterward. The Johnson & Johnson shot was licensed Friday the Meals and Drug Administration for folks 18 and older. It requires just one dose and doesn’t must be frozen. Johnson & Johnson mentioned it started delivery its COVID-19 vaccine Sunday and expects to ship sufficient single-shot vaccines the top of March. 

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