First Doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive in Florida: DeSantis

State has received about 60,000 out of expected 175,000 doses, governor says

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The first doses of the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 have arrived in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

Speaking at a news conference in Ocala Friday, DeSantis said the first shipment of the J&J vaccine arrived late Thursday night.

DeSantis said about 60,000 doses arrived, out of a total expected shipment of 175,000 initial doses.

The next shipment of J&J vaccines to the state isn't expected to a couple weeks, DeSantis said.

DeSantis visited Polk County later Friday, where the doses were being administered to law enforcement officers 50 and older.

There are about 20,000 law enforcement officers 50 and older in the state, DeSantis said.

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