BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts will receive a shipment of 40,000 Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID vaccines next week which, which Gov. Charlie Baker called “great news.”

The shipment is a significant increase from Massachusetts’ previous allotment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. This week, Massachusetts received 7,900 doses from the company.

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According to Bloomberg data, Massachusetts is the first large state in the country to vaccinate 30% of its population with a first dose. More than 1.1 million people in the state are fully vaccinated.

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“We’re starting to see an increase in doses provided by the federal government,” Baker said.

All residents in Massachusetts will become eligible to receive the COVID vaccine starting April 19.

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Visit Mass.Gov/CovidVaccine to find out when you’re eligible and to book an appointment or call the hotline at 211.

CBSBoston.com Staff