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    An expert panel advising the FDA agreed, voting unanimously late Friday to recommend the vaccine for people 18 years and older.

    “We need vaccines that are effective and well-tolerated. And importantly, ones that are simple to deploy,” Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic’s vaccine research group, said during a J&J presentation before the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on Friday.

    State and local health officials have also expressed optimism about the incoming vaccine.

    “I’m already looking forward to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and I would love to have information — what temperature does it need to be stored at … how many doses of each of each vaccine is going to be contained in these vials — so I could already start planning for it,” Rais Vohra, interim health officer for Fresno County, Calif., told POLITICO earlier this month.

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