First Doses Of J&J Single-Shot Jab To Be Administered Today

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The first doses of the single shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be administered through homeless services in Dublin today.

Seven hundred doses of the single- shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine were distributed to a clinic in Dublin city centre yesterday to vaccinate medically vulnerable people residing in homeless and related services from today.

The HSE already has just over 26,000 doses of the vaccine in stock, with another 75,000 due in the next two weeks, but today will be the first time this single shot vaccine will be administered to the public.

Other vulnerable and hard to reach groups likely to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine include the Roma Community, Travellers, people living in direct provision, people with addictions, and people in prison.

The product is being used for these groups as one dose is all that is required to provide full protection.

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