Yale New Haven Health to distribute 7,400 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to hospitals in the system


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The new, one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine has officially arrived in Connecticut.

Yale New Haven Health received 7,400 doses of the vaccine Tuesday afternoon and plans to deliver them throughout the system Wednesday morning.

This shipment is in addition to 8,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines the system has received.

Until now, Yale New Haven Health’s biggest vaccination week total was 12,000 doses.

“Our goal is to keep the state of Connecticut in the top five in the country in terms of utilization of the vaccine and percentage of the population that is vaccinated,” said Dr. Thomas Balcezak, Chief Medical Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital.

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Doctors reiterate that you should not pick and choose which vaccine to get, since they all substantially protect against severe illness or death.

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