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.
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.