With first J&J shots available, M Health Fairview opens vaccinations to Minnesotans 65 and up

M Health Fairview is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination appointments to Minnesotans 65 and older, the health care provider announced Thursday.

The change comes a day after Minnesota received its first shipment of the Johnson & Johnson shot, the third COVID-19 vaccine approved in the U.S. and the first to only require one dose to take full effect.

In a news release, M Health Fairview said Thursday’s shipment to one of its Minneapolis facilities gave the system nearly 5,000 J&J doses to administer, and it anticipates an increase in supply of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in the near future. Minnesota expects to receive a total of 42,500 J&J vaccines over the course of the next week.

Those who are eligible to get vaccinated can sign up on M Health Fairview’s website.