BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Johnson & Johnson's new COVID-19 vaccines were administered at the M&T Bank Stadium bulk vaccination site on Thursday.
The line was long but fast.
"I was excited to get my vaccine, and even more so when I found out it was Johnson & Johnson," said Al Hergenhan.
The Maryland National Guard helped the University of Maryland medical system manage the gunfire.
"There are times when we have to serve abroad and then there are times when we have to serve at home," said Jeffrey Woolford of the Mobile Vaccination Support Team.
For the remainder of the week, M&T Bank Stadium will be administering Johnson & Johnson's new COVID-19 vaccines to up to 2,400 people a day.
"It's the first day with a new vaccine and it's going really well," said Dr. Jason Marx, Incident Commander of the M&T Bank Stadium Mass Inoculation Center.
Dr. Marx said officials cannot predict which vaccine patients will receive. The state receives an allocation every week and then sends it to mass vaccination centers.
"I think the most important thing to the public is not which of the three vaccines you get, but the really best vaccine is the one you have access to," said Dr. Marx.
Officials said the site plans to double its capacity and handle 4,000 shots a day.
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