Gov. Kemp: Health department expects Georgia to receive about 83K doses of J&J vaccine in first week

Governor Brian Kemp
Posted at 7:10 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 19:10:31-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Following the U.S Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Brian Kemp said the state health department expects about 83,000 doses within the first week.

The governor released a statement regarding the new vaccine.

"This single-dose, effective Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will significantly increase the state's ability to safely and efficiently vaccinate more Georgians. The Georgia Department of Public Health expects that approximately 83,000 doses will be made available in the first week, and our goal is to get those vaccines administered as quickly as possible."
Gov. Brian Kemp

Johnson and Johnson said that it expects to have 4 million doses of the vaccine ready for shipment this week.