BRG seeing low COVID-19 patient numbers, hits milestone for vaccines administered

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Hospital provides update on J&J vaccine

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – With all the news about LDH pausing distribution of all Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccines in the state, Baton Rouge General has some news about that vaccine, a milestone and more.

Baton Rouge General is sharing that the hospital has administered 30,000 COVID vaccines.

Along with that, BRG is providing an update on their handling of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine as well as some promising COVID patients numbers.

That update can be found below:

Johnson & Johnson vaccine update: BRG received its first allocation of 1,000 doses of the J&J vaccine last week but has not administered any yet. We were in the planning stages for a series of pop-up events, so are now discussing ways to shift to Pfizer for the planned events while we wait for more guidance on the J&J vaccine.

BRG continues to see its lowest numbers of COVID patients in the hospital, staying in the teens over the past week. Today, there are 18.

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