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Oklahoma to receive 31,500 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine during first shipment, officials say – KOCO Oklahoma City

DEATH TOLL TWO 4478 WHEN IT COMES TO NEW CASES THE STATE REPORTING JUST 380 NEW CASES. WHICH DROPS OUR 7-DAY AVERAGE TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE AUGUST. THIS WEEK WE SHOULD GET A BETTER SENSE OF THE IMPACT THE WINTER WEATHER HAS HAD ON COVID REPORTING. MORE THAN OKLAHOMANS OR ABOUT 688,000 17% OF OUR STATE HAS GOTTEN AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF THE COVID VACCINE. THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE CDC. JESSICA TONIGHT, WE KNOW MORE : THAN 31,000 DOSES OF THE NEWLY APPROVED JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE ARE SLATED TO ARRIVE IN OUR STATE LATER THIS WEEK. IT’S THE SINGLE DOSE VACCINE. THAT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE STORED IN ULTRA COLD OR FREEZING TEMPERATURES. KEITH IN FACT IT CAN BE STORED : AT STANDARD REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURES FOR UP TO THREE MONTHS. WHILE THIS VACCINE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OKLAHOMANS, IT ALSO CREATES A LOT OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR US IN TERMS OF STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION

Oklahoma to receive 31,500 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine during first shipment, officials say

Authorities with the Oklahoma State Department of Health held a news conference Monday to discuss and answer questions about updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.During the news conference, they said Oklahoma will receive 31,500 doses of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during the first shipment. They added that the shipment is expected to arrive later this week, and the first doses will be administered shortly after.“The approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use provides an exciting opportunity for our state as we continue to get Oklahomans vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye said shortly after Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine was granted emergency use authorization. “This vaccine, like the previously approved Pfizer and Moderna options, is safe to use and will protect Oklahomans from severe cases of COVID-19. It has gone through extensive testing that has shown it will limit hospitalizations and prevent deaths from COVID-19.”

Authorities with the Oklahoma State Department of Health held a news conference Monday to discuss and answer questions about updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

During the news conference, they said Oklahoma will receive 31,500 doses of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during the first shipment. They added that the shipment is expected to arrive later this week, and the first doses will be administered shortly after.

“The approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use provides an exciting opportunity for our state as we continue to get Oklahomans vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye said shortly after Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine was granted emergency use authorization. “This vaccine, like the previously approved Pfizer and Moderna options, is safe to use and will protect Oklahomans from severe cases of COVID-19. It has gone through extensive testing that has shown it will limit hospitalizations and prevent deaths from COVID-19.”

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