JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi plans to receive 24,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) coronavirus vaccine this week.
Gov. Tate Reeves shared the news to his social media accounts on Monday.
The J&J vaccine only requires one dose, unlike the two vaccines [Pfizer and Moderna] already on the market — both of which require two doses.
As of March 1, the MSDH says the state has administered 626,647 total doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
More than 400,000 have received at least one dose, and 219,000 have received both doses.
The MSDH routinely updates its vaccine report. Go to MSDH's website and select "Vaccination Report for Mississippi."