South Dakota is expected to receive 7,000 doses this week of the recently-approved Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.
It brings the state’s allotment to just over 25,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per week.
South Dakota Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a great option for people that have trouble being able to schedule an appointment for a second dose.
The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. One dose is 85% protective against the most severe COVID-19 illness, according to a massive study that spanned three continents.
This vaccine does not require extremely cold storage facilities.