SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is expected to receive 7,000 doses this week of the recently-approved Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. It brings the state’s allotment to just over 25,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per week.
South Dakota Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a great option for many people because it only requires a single dose.
The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. One dose is 85% protective against the most severe COVID-19 illness, in a massive study that spanned three continents.