The Kent County Health Department administered 60, one-shot doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine last week, along with 408 first-doses and 286 second-doses manufactured by Moderna.
March 22 begins Week-15 of Kent’s vaccination program that began in late December. The county is scheduled to receive 600 Moderna vaccines this week to be divided evenly between first and second doses. The doses received during Week-15 are for appointments schedule in Week-16.
There has yet to be another delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine since Week-12, when the first 100 doses arrived.
So far, 60 of the Johnson & Johnson doses have been administered and 40 were set aside this week for Kent’s homeless population before the winter shelters close at the end of March, said Kent Health Officer William Webb in brief interview on March 22.
Nearly 7,000 shots have been administered in Kent since December. Webb said he anticipates a flood of vaccines that could have all of Kent’s population immunized be early summer, with exception of those who decide against immunization.