Maryland is expected to get nearly 50,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week.
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is 85% effective against severe illness and is the first single-dose vaccine.
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It can be refrigerated at normal temperatures for up to three months.
In trials, it was 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
Johnson & Johnson plans to deliver more than 20 million doses by the end of March, and 100 million by the end of June.
According to the CDC, only 7.5% of Americans have received both doses of the other approved vaccines, by Pfizer and Moderna.
Source: CBS Baltimore
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