MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say more than 45,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should arrive in Minnesota this week.

Minnesota Department of Health spokesman John Schadl says the order for the first shipment of the single-dose J&J vaccine was placed on Sunday night. He says usually takes a couple of days for processing and shipping.

The new J&J vaccine should continue the upward surge of Minnesota's immunization effort, which documented its highest numbers late last week.

The Health Department called it a "game changer."

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