SCAPPOOSE, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Saturday and is encouraging others to get it.
Brown says she got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to demonstrate that it’s safe and effective, and to counter rumors and misinformation.
She also says the one-dose vaccine is more convenient than the two-dose requirements of other vaccines to protect against the coronavirus.
Brown says Oregon residents should feel safe getting any of the three vaccines currently available.
More than a million doses of the various vaccines have been administered in the state, and that 20,000 doses are being given each day.
Under the state’s vaccine eligibility rules, Brown was not yet part of any group eligible.