Johnson & Johnson vaccine should facilitate distribution for small health services

UVA Health experts say Johnson & Johnson vaccine is logistically efficient

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is still pending emergency use clearance from the FDA.

If approved, the vaccine will not only add several million doses to the supply, but it will also facilitate distribution efforts.

“Storage is much simpler. It doesn’t require the extreme temperatures we’ve seen with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, ”explained Dr. Ryan Stanton. “This is a single injection, so we don’t have to worry about that follow-up or that second dose.”

Single-dose vaccine will make it easier for small distribution sites.

In Anderson County, the health department has only six full-time employees. Tim Wright, the director of public health, says they can process around 300 doses per week. With a two-dose vaccine, the workload doubles.

“Because if we get 300 Moderna next week, then in 28 days we’ll get 300 booster shots, plus our …

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