Mecklenburg County to Receive Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine This Week
A one-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson has been authorized and approved for use by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mecklenburg County is expected to receive 10,000 doses later this week.
Like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will help prevent COVID-19 and is extremely effective in preventing hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 with no serious safety concerns. Having a third safe and effective vaccine will help vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible and help to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations in our community and across the State.
Mecklenburg County Public Health, Atrium Health, Novant Health, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management are continuing to work to prioritize vaccine for those eligible. Getting as many people as possible vaccinated quickly will also help stop the spread of COVID-19 variants—and get us back in control of our lives and back to the people, places and activities we love.
While increased vaccine in our community is exciting, individuals should continue to:
About the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
On Feb. 27 the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine in individuals 18 years of age and older.
More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available at www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19 or by calling the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.
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County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400