TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Johnson & Johnson’s new COVID vaccine appears to be the shot of choice in New Jersey.

“We are getting reports of individuals canceling their appointments for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine asking to wait until they can receive the J&J vaccine,” said New Jersey’s Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.

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Persichilli warns that anyone choosing to wait for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will lose their spot in the queue. She also stresses that all three shots are effective.

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While the state got 70,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week, they won’t get their next shipment for another three weeks.

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