Oakland County COVID vaccine: 5,000 Johnson & Johnson doses set aside for ages 18-24

FILE - In this March 25, 2021 file photo, a box of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is shown in a refrigerator at a clinic in Washington state. A batch of Johnson & Johnsons COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and cant be used, the drug giant said late Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The drugmaker didnt say how many doses were lost, and it wasnt clear how the problem would impact future deliveries. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Ted S. Warren, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Oakland County is setting aside 5,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for residents ages 18-24 to help ensure college students get vaccinated and don’t spread the virus.

The Oakland County Health Division made this announcement after Oakland University said it will require students living on the Rochester campus to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, the county will conduct 15 COVID-19 vaccine clinics by appointment only the week of Tuesday, April 6 to Monday, April 12 in the following communities: Holly, Rochester, West Bloomfield, Southfield, Hazel Park, Waterford, Pontiac, Royal Oak Township and Novi.

To find and schedule a COVID vaccine appointment in Oakland County, go here.

The county offered this current breakdown of the vaccine doses it has available:

Manufacturer1st Dose2nd DoseTotal Doses
Johnson & Johnson14,300N/A14,300

The following is an update on progress vaccinating Oakland County residents, according to the State of Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard as of April 4, 2021:

Total eligible residents: 1,029,737

  • Number of residents who have received first dose: 416,923
  • Number of residents who have completed vaccination: 242,672
  • Vaccine coverage of at least one dose: 40.5%

Total eligible senior residents 65 and older: 217,676

  • Number of senior residents who have received first dose: 154.481
  • Number of senior residents who have completed vaccination: 123,487
  • Vaccine coverage for senior residents at least one dose: 70.9%

Total doses distributed by state within Oakland County: 579,655

  • Total doses administered within Oakland County: 650,274
  • Percentage of doses administered within Oakland County: N/A

More: Michigan COVID vaccine eligibility expands to everyone 16+

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.