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J&J Vaccines Ship Out, People Can Get Them Within Days

Americans awaiting the new COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson won’t have to wait long. According to the company’s CEO, four million doses of the new vaccine have already been shipped and are expected to be available Wednesday.

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky told NBC’s Today show Monday that the vaccine is “on the trucks as we’re talking.” He later added that within 24-48 hours, “Americans should start receiving shots in arms.”

Gorsky said 100 million shots are expected to be distributed by June, and up to a billion should be available by the end of 2021. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires just a single dose. (Pfizer and Moderna consist of two shots apiece.)

So a billion doses of Johnson & Johnson would give a billion people the opportunity to be vaccinated.

“The vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to on Saturday, is also the easiest to store, as it can be kept in a refrigerator rather than a freezer,” NBC News reported.

Studies revealed that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is 66 percent effective overall, works 85 percent of the time against severe disease, and is 100 percent effective in preventing hospitalization and death.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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  1. Curious to know what % of OutKick readers will get any of these vaccines? EVERY media outlet and public service entity I know promotes the vaccines as if to say “Of course – everyone will be getting this” yet among my circle of friends and family and co-workers (estimate 30 people and yes we’re all moderate, conservative and <55), NOT ONE OF US BELIEVE WE WILL BE GETTING IT! WHAT SAY OUTKICK NATION?

    • Oh, just wait until His Fraudulence and his henchmen make it mandatory that you show your vaccination papers before you 1.) Board a plane, 2.) Enter a Government Office, or 3.) Wish to attend a public event.

      “Papers, please…” (It sounds so much better in the original German, really…)

  2. My wife and I got the second Moderna shot on 2/20. Had some soreness on the injection arm until about 36 hours after the shot. Glad I got it and recommend it to all who can get it.

    Vaccination hesitancy is not a new idea – here’s a look at a Smallpox vax demonstration in 1918: https://media.nature.com/lw800/magazine-assets/d41586-020-02671-0/d41586-020-02671-0_18386374.jpg

    Hell, we might all be speaking English today if George Washington hadn’t took the necessary and controversial step to vaccinate the Continental Army against smallpox. 🙂

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