Nearly 20,000 Doses of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Arrived In New Mexico
March 03, 2021
On March 1st, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that nearly 20,000 doses of the third COVID vaccine are scheduled to arrive as early as this week. According to the article by KRQE titled "New Mexico to Receive 17,200 Doses of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine This Week
", there are national indicators that more people are changing their minds and opting for the vaccine over the wait-and-see approach. This vaccine has been found to have a 66% efficacy rate in preventing serious and moderate COVID-19 cases.
Although the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is predicted to be marginally less effective than the Moderna and Pfizer's two-dose vaccines (both 95% effective), local doctors believe this new option will keep more New Mexicans out of hospitals.
Presbyterian's Medical Director, Dr. Denise Gonzales, claims that all vaccines are 100% effective at preventing hospitalization or death. According to Gonzales, all the vaccines that have arrived in New Mexico have been thoroughly evaluated, and they're completely safe. Meanwhile, the state's COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reveals that more than 211,000 people have been vaccinated across the state.
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