California governor gets J&J vaccine as eligibility expands

Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary, California Health and Human Services, left, inoculates California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles Thursday, April 1, 2021. Newsom was vaccinated with the new one-dose Janssen COVID-19

Gov. Gavin Newsom received his shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Thursday.

Posted: Apr 1, 2021 2:36 PM
Updated: Apr 1, 2021 2:49 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's governor has received his "one and done" shot of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.

He got it Thursday, the same day people 50 and older became eligible for inoculations in the country's most populous state.

Wearing a mask, Gov. Gavin Newsom kept the mood of the livestreamed vaccination light. State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly delivered the shot.

The 53-year-old governor dressed casually in a T-shirt and jeans. California has administered more than 18 million doses as of Thursday and 6.7 million people are fully vaccinated. The Democratic governor faces a likely recall election stemming partly from his handling of the pandemic.

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