First US J&J vaccine doses ship Sunday night

This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. Photo: Johnson & Johnson via AP. This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic.

The Associated Press
Created: March 01, 2021 07:52 AM

Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday.

The White House said the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June, but the distribution would be backloaded.

Suspect shot, killed by police on Highway 13 in Burnsville identified

Garland announces Minneapolis police probe day after Floyd case verdict

Former U.S. Attorney explains what's ahead in Derek Chauvin's sentencing

Authorities ID 19-year-old killed in north Minneapolis shooting

2 killed in fiery Lowry Hill Tunnel crash identified

Prince fans headed to Paisley Park 5 years after death