Cole County health providers hope for Johnson & Johnson vaccine allocation

Cole County health providers hope for Johnson & Johnson vaccine allocation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KMIZ)

Some Mid-Missouri health departments are hoping to be among those chosen to receive some of the 50,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine coming to Missouri this week.

The FDA approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Saturday. The state Department of Health and Seniors’ Services has announced plans to receive a shipment of 50,000 doses.

This vaccine only requires a single dose to be effective and does not require ultra-cold storage like other coronavirus vaccines. Kristi Campbell, director of the Cole County health department, said the new vaccine could help get people vaccinated in a short period of time.

Campbell said the health department had not received any information state on whether he will receive doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. She hopes that the local department or hospitals will receive …

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