As cases keep falling, California to get 90,000 J&J vaccine doses next week

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A dose of the new one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles on March 11, 2021. The event was hosted by California health officials and FEMA. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the third coronavirus vaccine to receive emergency approval for use in the United States. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A dose of the new one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles on March 11, 2021. The event was hosted by California health officials and FEMA. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the third coronavirus vaccine to receive emergency approval for use in the United States. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

California is poised to receive almost 90,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week as U.S. officials resume supplies of the single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.

The expected allocation of 87,800 doses would be the first direct federal shipment of J&J shots since the week of April 12 — when administration of the vaccine was temporarily halted while health officials investigated reports of a rare blood-clotting disorder among a handful of recipients.

Federal health agencies lifted the pause after 10 days last Friday, clearing the way for the shots to resume.

Along with Johnson & Johnson, California is slated to receive roughly 1.15 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 857,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine next week.

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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