LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Johnson and Johnson received approval for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend, and Monday the company started shipping the vaccine. The company got approved for emergency use by both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.
The company says it’s ready to send some four million doses this week. Each white box contains ten vials of vaccine and each vile has five doses. These first two smaller shipments are headed to Ohio and Indiana according to company officials.
From here, these boxes will move to the packing area to be prepped for shipping. And from there these vaccines will move to the shipping dock where they will soon be on their way. By the end of this month, Johnson and Johnson plans to have some 20 million shots delivered.
Nearly 500-thousand people in Wisconsin have now completed the vaccination process for COVID-19. The figure sits at 8-point-5 percent.
Eau Claire County’s total of fully vaccinated is at 11-thousand, 4-hundred.
Chippewa County closing in on 66-hundred.
La Crosse County nearing 13-thousand.
Dunn County is at 26-hundred.
And for Barron County two thousand 821 residents have received both doses.
For a second straight day, there were no new deaths linked to the COVID-19 virus. New cases went up by 308 and the state’s 7-day average is 2.2 percent.
La Crosse and Dunn counties each reported two new positive tests today.
Barron County cases increase by 31 since Friday.
Chippewa County added one and Eau Claire County had no new cases of COVID-19.