Wisconsin Receiving 47K Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Next Week

Evers Calls Amount A 'Game Changer' In Wisconsin's Fight Against COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Boxes of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are shown at the McKesson Corporation in Shepherdsville, Ky., Monday, March 1, 2021. Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo

Wisconsin will receive 47,000 doses next week of the newly approved coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, an amount Gov. Tony Evers calls a “game changer” in the state’s fight against COVID-19.

The news came the same day teachers, child care workers, grocery store employees and others in a group of about 700,000 became eligible for the vaccine.

Under the increasing numbers, the state was urging people to check its vaccine availability map of local providers.

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A new vaccine registry, only being used by a small number of local health departments but expected to grow in coming weeks, also officially launched Monday.