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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — Over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Today, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state is receiving doses of the new vaccine this week.

DeWine said that in total, Ohio was receiving more than 440,000 doses of all brands of COVID-19 vaccines this week, the most ever.

DeWine also said that the vaccines would be sent to some new locations.

“We’ll be sending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to more than 200 independent pharmacies around the state. Most of these pharmacies had not yet received any vaccine,” he said. “They’ll also go to local hospitals, health departments, and chain pharmacies.”

That includes Northeast Ohio hospitals.

University Hospitals says they’ve already been planning after being told they were getting 300 doses this week and intend to use the same methodology for distribution as they have with Pfizer and modern. 

“To date, we have been doing this purely based on what we have,” said UH’s Cleveland Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Dr. Robyn Strosaker.

MetroHealth says they are expecting J&J vaccines this week but are not sure how much. They are still working on determining how to prioritize.

The Cleveland Clinic also says they are expecting doses but are not sure when or how many either.