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Quincy mass vaccination center one of many set to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine


(WGEM) -- The Oakley-Lindsay Center in Quincy is one of the mass vaccination sites that will receive some of the 83,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine set to arrive in Illinois Wednesday.

Adams County Health Department spokesperson, Emily Andrews, confirmed that Tuesday night, but said she does not know how many doses they will get, or exactly which day this week they will get them.

The Illinois Department of Public health announced Tuesday that 90% of the doses would go to mass vaccination sites, and the remaining would go to other providers across the state.

These doses are in addition to the approximate 288,000 the federal government allocated to Illinois this week.

Unlike the currently available Pfizer and Moderna doses, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one shot and can be stored at much higher temperatures.

The state's public health department also announced 1,577 new cases of COVID-19 and 47 additional deaths, bringing Illinois' total number of cases to 1,189,416 and the death toll to 20,583.

Illinois' rolling positivity rate was being at 2.8% Tuesday and Region 3, which includes all Illinois counties in our viewing area except McDonough County, saw its rate drop to 2.1%.

As of Monday night, 1,231 individuals in Illinois were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19, with 281 of those in the ICU and 148 on ventilators.

As of midnight, 2,817,892 vaccines have been administered across Illinois, with 324,827 of those at long-term care facilities.

On Monday, 61,061 vaccines were administered.

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