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Detroit Mayor Declines Johnson & Johnson Allotment, Saying the Other Vaccines Are Better

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DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan declined an initial allocation of the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week even as nationwide demand continues to outpace available supply.

Duggan, a Democrat who has been mayor since 2014, said he turned down the shipment because the city is able to meet current demand with its supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines — even as his administration expanded vaccine eligibility Thursday to residents ages 50 and older with chronic medical conditions, CNN reported.

“So, Johnson & Johnson is a very good vaccine. Moderna and Pfizer are the best. And I am going to do everything I can to make sure the residents of the City of Detroit get the best,” Duggan said during a news conference Thursday.

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