New York City- NY – On March 5th, 2021, the first doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine were administered by the New York State Department of Health to New Yorkers at the Jacob Javits Center vaccination site in support of the state’s efforts to provide mass COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the New York City area.
The first Johnson and Johnson vaccine vials were checked prior to the first vaccines being drawn into syringes that were to be used to administer the first vaccine.
The New York National Guard has more than 350 Guardsmen and women deployed to the vaccination site to support staffing for the site. The New York State Department of Health has conducted vaccination efforts for essential workers and members of the community over age 65 since January 13, 2021.
Eligible members of the public, 18 and over, can register for a vaccine appointment through the Department of Health website: www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines.page. (Division of Military and Naval Affairs Photo by Captain Mark Getman/New York Guard- Released)