Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Washoe County

March 2, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The first shipment of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Washoe County (see photo at bottom of page).

Approximately 3,600 doses were delivered to the Washoe County Health District on Tuesday. The Regional COVID-19 Response Team is working to introduce the vaccine into upcoming vaccine Point of Dispensing (POD) events in the area, but no details are confirmed yet. 

The Regional Information Center will refer to the vaccine as the “Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine” on first reference or “Janssen” moving forward, following guidance from the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on how to refer to it. We encourage media and the general public to do the same.

Janssen is the pharmaceutical company manufacturing the vaccine and is owned by Johnson & Johnson. If a resident receives this specific vaccine, the information on the vaccine card will read “Janssen” and not “Johnson & Johnson.”

For more information on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, see information from the CDC. For frequently asked questions, go here.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.