Panel Of Doctors Discuss Johnson & Johnson Vaccine In Okla.

Wednesday, March 3rd 2021, 6:13 am
By: News 9

The new Johnson and Johnson vaccine is being delivered to communities and hospitals across Oklahoma.  

The state is expecting more than 31,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week.

An Oklahoma doctors' panel tells New 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell the new vaccine is bringing more vaccine ammunition to our state.

One of the big questions they discussed: how safe it is once you get fully vaccinated to go visit your family, especially if you are older?

One doctor on the panel was optimistic for the future, saying as more people get the vaccine, family gatherings could become a real possibility.

"I think we are getting to a point where that is certainly possible. I think particularly if the grandparents have completed their series, of they have passed that two-week waiting period, its much safer than previously," said Dr. Dwight Sublett, a Pediatrics Specialist.

Sublett emphasizes even with more people getting the vaccine, people can't get too loose with restrictions and let thier guard down.