BUFFALO – New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul received her COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.
Hochul was immunized with Johnson & Johnson’s single dose shot from Catholic Health in Buffalo.
Prior to getting the shot, she thanked health care workers for their tireless efforts throughout the pandemic.
Hochul also addressed some New Yorker’s hesitations about getting vaccinated.
“I have had the pleasure of visiting 12 of our state run mass vaccination sites from Long Island to Buffalo, I have sat in the recovery rooms, where people sit after they had their vaccine, and you would not believe the release of emotion that occurs,” said Hochul. “When I’m sitting next to a 100-year-old great great grandma, sitting with her 80-year-old daughter, sitting with her 60-year-old daughter, and on down five generations sat there, they were so relived you could see it in their eyes.”
Johnson & Johnson’s single dose vaccine was approved earlier this month by the Food and Drug Administration.
The one dose shot, according to the FDA, is 85 percent protective against the most severe COVID-19 illness.