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Gov. Kim Reynolds holds COVID-19 press conference (March 3, 2021)

Gov. Kim Reynolds received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine Wednesday morning in front of Iowans to show that this vaccine is safe and effective. The J&J vaccine was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration Sunday. First Gentleman Kevin Reynolds and interim Iowa Department of Public Health Director Kelly Garcia also received the vaccine during a Wednesday press conference. After getting her shot, the governor took questions from the media about the state's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 10 minutes in, Kay Henderson with Radio Iowa asked how Reynolds felt. "I feel fine," the governor said. "You don't really ... I hardly even felt it. So I feel fine and I'm very happy to have received it." "The addition of the J&J vaccine to our nation's national supply is truly a game-changer," Reynolds said during the press conference. "A first-dose vaccine means twice as many people can be fully vaccinated in a fraction of the time it takes to complete two doses spaced at least 21 and 28 days apart." Full story: Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: Download the We Are Iowa app: Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" newsletter in your inbox: 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: Follow Local 5 on Twitter: Follow Local 5 on Instagram:
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