Reports say the state has received its first batch of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This comes after Governor Tim Walz said Minnesota would be getting over 45-thousand J&J doses this week. The newest vaccine has a lower efficacy rate but only requires a single dose, unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Walz said it was exciting for more doses to arrive because it means another tool to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Wednesday, about 54-percent of residents over the age of 65 have received a shot, with the state wanting to reach a goal of 70-percent before expanding priority groups.
Minnesota Gets First Batch Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccines
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-04T06:12:14-06:00March 4th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!