By Jennifer McRae

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Pitkin County is hosting a mass COVID vaccination clinic on Sunday thanks to a shipment of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The shipment included 1,500 doses.

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Health officials believe the single-dose version of the coronavirus vaccine will be beneficial for smaller, rural communities because the vials can be stored easier, in a refrigerator rather than a freezer at extreme temperatures.

This is part of a larger shipment of the single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that Colorado is receiving this week.

Jennifer McRae