Ohio Governor DeWine Promises J&J Vaccine Access for All Ohio Colleges

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a plan during a Thursday press conference to offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to college campuses starting next week.

DeWine pointed to studies showing that despite younger people having lower fatality rates for the novel coronavirus, they are significant carriers. 

The single-dose vaccine was selected as a more convenient option for students who may otherwise be unable to schedule two separate shots, as is the case with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. 

DeWine also stressed the urgency of vaccinating college students before they are let out in May for break.

The announcement comes just after around 15 million Johnson & Johnson doses were discarded after an unsuccessful quality review.

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