Over 100,000 Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Coming To Mass. Next Week


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday morning that more than 100,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine will arrive to Massachusetts next week.

"The first really significant shipments of the one-dose (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine will be going out nationwide," Baker said.

The Biden administration said Tuesday that 10 million doses will be sent out next week across the nation; five million to retail pharmacies and 5 million at the state level.

According to the CDC, exactly 103,800 doses will be delivered to Massachusetts.

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Baker said this is the biggest shipment the state has received yet and that this "is a big sign that things are actually starting to get here.”

All residents 16 or older will be eligible to register for their vaccination on April 19.

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Written by Edyn Jensen

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