RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia is expected to receive 69,000 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine next week.
According to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the single-dose vaccine will be prioritized for mass vaccination clinics across the Commonwealth.
An additional allotment is expected to be sent to pharmacies that are participating in a federal partnership to help vaccinate priority groups including those who are 65 and older at no cost.
VDH is encouraging all providers who schedule vaccine appointments to advise individuals which vaccine they will receive because the Johnson & Johnson vaccine differs from those available from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna in that it requires only one dose, rather than two.
All three vaccines have been proven to be effective at preventing COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths.
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