86-Year-Old Woman Becomes First Patient to Receive Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

An 86-year old woman has become the first person in the United States to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2.

This video uploaded to Twitter shows Barbara Schmalenberger getting vaccinated at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

After receiving the vaccine, Schmalenberger encouraged others to get the jab, telling reporters that she felt “a huge relief”. Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center via Storyful