Johnson & Johnson vaccine available now in Onslow County


JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — More does of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine has been made available to Onslow County, county officials said.

The county received 1,800 doses of the vaccine with a request for more. The request for more is due to the convenience of the vaccine, which requires only one dose instead of two for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

“We are very pleased that we will be offering the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week,” said Kristen Richmond-Hoover, the Onslow County health director. “We received it (Tuesday) and making it available to the public by appointments that will be available Thursday, Friday and Monday.”

People who wish to sign up for an appointment to receive the vaccine should call the Onslow County Citizens Phone Bank at (910) 989-5027.

For more information on that vaccine availability, please also check with the Onslow Citizens Phone Bank. Note that the Pfizer vaccine is eligible to be given to persons 16 and up.

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