March 8, 2021 By Allie Griffin
New York City launched an effort last week to vaccinate thousands of homebound seniors for COVID-19.
The city is utilizing its supply of the newly-approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to bring the shot directly to seniors inside their homes.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is easier to transport because it doesn’t need to be refrigerated at sub-zero temperatures like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines — and it only requires one shot. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses to be fully effective against the virus.