Maryland to get nearly 50K J&J vaccine doses this week

They will be distributed to providers sometime this week.                                        



ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has been allocated nearly 50,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19. Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday about 49,600 doses of the newly approved one-shot vaccine will be deployed to providers this week.

This is the third vaccine granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Maryland health officials will direct the J&J vaccine allocation to mass vaccination sites, hospitals, local health departments and community health centers. In addition, the J&J vaccine will be deployed to pharmacies that the federal government has selected to participate in its retail pharmacy partnership.


By The Associated Press