Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized emergency use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine only requires one dose and does not require ultra-cold chain storage. Yesterday, Governor Murphy reported that New Jersey expects to receive an initial shipment of roughly 70,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccination doses next week. These doses are in addition to the first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine that the state receives weekly.
Hopefully, this authorization will help rectify the current imbalance of COVID-19 vaccine supply and demand in NJ. At this point, is it unlikely that you will be offered a choice of which vaccine you will get, as supplies are too scarce.
To receive notifications regarding your eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and to find out when appointments are available, please sign-up at atlantichealth.org and the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System.
Mayor, Mendham Township