Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Rolls Out as CDC Warns Decline in Cases Has Stalled

HeadlineMar 01, 2021

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is starting to roll out across the U.S. after it received the approval of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unlike the two other approved vaccines in the U.S. by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson’s requires just one shot and does not need to be stored in a freezer. This comes as health experts warn that the recent decline in cases is slowing down as more states move to relax restrictions. This is CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky: “We may be done with the virus, but clearly the virus is not done with us. We cannot get comfortable or give in to a false sense of security that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, not now, not when mass vaccination is so very close.”

In Texas, people are reporting workers at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley vaccination clinic turned them away because they were undocumented, a move that is against state policy.

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