Gov. Northam, first lady receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Gov. Northam, first lady receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Lt. Col. Kris Clark, of the Virginia Air National Guard at the Governors Mansion in Richmond, Va., Monday, March 15, 2021. Northam got a shot of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, joining the growing number of Virginians who are being inoculated against the potentially deadly disease. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Source: Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Governor Ralph Northam and first lady Pamela Northam received their Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines Monday, March 15.

Members of the Virginia National Guard administered the vaccines as part of the first deployment of mobile vaccination teams.

“These vaccines are safe, effective, and our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the governor said. “Virginia continues to scale up our vaccination capacity to match the increased vaccine supply we are receiving from the federal government each week. Pam and I are thrilled to do our part by getting vaccinated, and I hope every Virginian will do the same when their turn comes.”

Virginia First Lady Pam Northam receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Tech Sgt. Hsuan Kuo, of the Virginia Air National Guard at the Governors Mansion in Richmond, Va., Monday, March 15, 2021. The Northam’s got a shot of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, joining the growing number of Virginians who are being inoculated against the potentially deadly disease. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia First Lady Pam Northam receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Tech Sgt. Hsuan Kuo, of the Virginia Air National Guard at the Governors Mansion in Richmond, Va., Monday, March 15, 2021. The Northam’s got a shot of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, joining the growing number of Virginians who are being inoculated against the potentially deadly disease. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Source: Steve Helber)

Five mobile vaccination teams made up of Army and Air National Guard medics trained by the Virginia Department of Health will launch this week. Each team is expected to be able to administer about 250 shots per day.

Both the governor and first lady tested positive for the coronavirus last September.

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