Boxes of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are presented to the McKesson Corporation in Shepherdsville, Ky. Monday.
Timothy D. Easley, Associate Press
The approval of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will help increase the number of doses arriving in New York this week.
New York is expecting 164,800 doses of the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The vaccine is the third to receive emergency use authorization from the federal government after regulators approved it over the weekend.
The state’s clinical advisory task force made its recommendation to use the new vaccine on Monday.
Moderna and Pfizer received emergency use authorization in December. The difference between these and the Janssen / Johnson &…
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