ABC News: US begins rollout of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine
On February 27, 2021, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate was granted emergency use authorization by the FDA, the third to join the group of COVID vaccines being shipped throughout the country. Johnson & Johnson vaccines only require one dose, unlike the vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer which call for two separate doses and nor does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine use mRNA technology, instead it uses a viral vector method. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also capable of being stored in normal refrigerators unlike the Moderna and Pfizer counterparts which call for ultra-cold temperatures for storage. The first batch of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be shipped out on Monday, March 1. To read more about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and its recent authorization for use, click here.