With first J&J shots available, M Health Fairview opens vaccinations to Minnesotans 65 and up

Boxes of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are shown at the McKesson Corporation in Shepherdsville, Ky., Monday, March 1, 2021. Photo: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool. Boxes of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are shown at the McKesson Corporation in Shepherdsville, Ky., Monday, March 1, 2021.

Kyle Brown
Updated: March 04, 2021 10:49 AM
Created: March 04, 2021 10:38 AM

M Health Fairview is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination appointments to Minnesotans 65 and older, the health care provider announced Thursday.

The change comes a day after Minnesota received its first shipment of the Johnson & Johnson shot, the third COVID-19 vaccine approved in the U.S. and the first to only require one dose to take full effect.

In a news release, M Health Fairview said Thursday's shipment to one of its Minneapolis facilities gave the system nearly 5,000 J&J doses to administer, and it anticipates an increase in supply of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in the near future. Minnesota expects to receive a total of 42,500 J&J vaccines over the course of the next week.

Those who are eligible to get vaccinated can sign up on M Health Fairview's website.


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