First Shot Of Johnson & Johson Vaccine Administered At Tufts Medical Center

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Some Boston-area hospitals are getting their first shipments of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine.

Tufts Medical Center received a shipment of 2,000 doses of the vaccine. Boston Medical Center also received 2,000 doses. This comes just days after the single-dose shot was granted emergency-use authorization from the FDA.

Mary Chin, chief executive officer of the Asian American Civic Association, was the first person to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Tufts Medical Center Thursday morning, according to WBZ-TV.

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Boston Medical Center plans to start administering the vaccine sometime this week.

Gov. Charlie Baker said that the state does not expect large quantities of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on a regular basis until the end of this month, or potentially at the beginning of April.

Johnson & Johnson said it plans to deliver about 16 million more doses to states and distribution centers by the end of the month, and 100 million doses by the end of June.

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