Seventy-four hundred doses of Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Oakland County Health Division today. That’s 700 more doses than the county originally expected to receive.
“With the news that Merck is going to be joining with Johnson & Johnson to manufacture this one dose vaccine, this increased supply of vaccine will help accelerate the end to the pandemic,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. “We are making steady progress in vaccinating Oakland County residents with nearly one in five having received their first dose.”
Oakland County Health Division will be working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to determine the guidance for administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Health Division will begin scheduling the doses once it receives that guidance.
Oakland County Medical Director Dr. Russell Faust said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe and effective.
“I am confident in the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” Oakland County Health Division Medical Director Dr. Russell Faust said. “All three COVID vaccines prevent death and severe illness, which is what most concerns us in public health.”