Health Editor’s Note: The J&J COVID-19 vaccine does not require a second dose. While this fact will help more people to be vaccinated, in a shorter period of time, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which each require two doses, are vastly effective and the J&J vaccine will be a welcome member to the global pandemic vaccine team. The single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is a critical tool for fighting the global pandemic as a one shot deal will work to get more people covered in a shorter period of time. The J&J COVID-19 vaccine, shows protection across countries with different variants, as does both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Whichever vaccine is offered to you, take it and move on with your life…..Carol
The White House said the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June, but the distribution would be backloaded.
Though the new shot is easier to administer and requires only one dose, the administration is not altering its distribution plans.
The White House is encouraging Americans to take the first dose available to them, regardless of manufacturer.