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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine declined by the Detroit Mayor

Mike Duggan, Detroit Mayor, declined the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine‘s initial allocation this week as the nationwide demand continues to outpace available supply. Since 2014, Duggan has been a democrat mayor. He turned down the shipment saying the city is able to meet the current vaccination demands with the supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Even after his administration has extended the vaccine eligibility to residents aging 50 and above with chronic medical conditions, he still refused the package. During a press conference on Thursday, Duggan said, “So, Johnson & Johnson is a very good vaccine. Moderna and Pfizer are the best. And I am going to do everything I can to make sure the residents of the City of Detroit get the best.”

On Saturday, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized the one-dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. It was found effective up to 72% in the US against moderate and severe COvid019 cases. Although, clinical trials showed the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine to be 95% effective.

All three vaccines are highly effective in preventing the virus. Health officials urge people to take any of the three vaccines offered. Duggan said that there might be a day in March or April when all the Moderna and Pfizer doses are allotted. That is when he will be setting up Johnson & Johnson vaccine centers in the state.

Detroit received a total of 29,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines this week. Duggan says he expects almost the same amount to come in next week as well. He urged all the qualifying individuals to make appointments and get vaccinated.

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