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‘Game changer’: Thousands of NJ-based Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in state

Nearly 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson arrived in New Jersey on Wednesday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2021, 9:09 PM

Updated 1,205 days ago

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Nearly 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson arrived in New Jersey on Wednesday.
The doses will be going to CVS and Rite Aid stores through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, but which locations will be getting the vaccines is not clear yet.
Initially, 73,600 doses of the single shot vaccine were scheduled to come to the state, and News 12 has learned since that the state is getting 22,500 extra doses.
"We do not -- and this is an important point -- we do not have any clarity on what the next couple of weeks may look like in terms of J&J supplies,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “As we know, J&J is currently ramping up production. We are being as conservative as possible in not calculating for anything else beyond this initial 70,000-plus dose haul until we are told otherwise. So, we're going to do all that we can to make sure our distribution and administration of these doses is strategic and well planned."
Murphy has said it could be a game changer for New Jersey's distribution.


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