US Ambassador Randy Berry handed over the vaccines to Health Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha on Monday.
J&J says its single-dose Covid vaccine shows promising signs against Delta variant, lasts at least 8 months
The data showed that humoral and cellular immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine lasted through at least eight months.
The advantage of this vaccine is that it requires only a single shot and can be stored in regular refrigerators for up to three months
The US vaccine shipment will be used to vaccinate anyone over 18 in four cities along the US border: Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juárez and Reynosa.
J&J argues that it didn't get a fair shake in a trial in state court in Missouri that resulted in initial $4.7 billion verdict in favor of 22 women who used talc products and developed ovarian cancer.
The government said in a statement it was asking for urgent advice from the European Medicines Agency, the European Union's drug regulator, before it would consider lifting the suspension.
The state government will reach out directly to all vaccine manufacturers for direct purchase of various COVID vaccines, including Sputnik V, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
South Africa on Wednesday restarted its drive to inoculate 1.2 million health care workers with the J&J vaccine.
Health authorities in the United States on April 14 proposed a halt on the vaccine following instances of severe blood clots among a handful of the millions of Americans who received the vaccine.
Experts at the agency reiterated that the vaccine's benefits outweigh the risks.
J&J advised European governments to store their doses until the EU drug regulator issued guidance on their use; widespread use of the shot in Europe has not yet started.
South Africa has more than 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, including at least 53,000 deaths, representing more than 30% of all the confirmed cases in Africa's 54 countries.
The Johnson & Johnson pause, which regulators say they hope to resolve within days, comes on the heels of production issues at the Baltimore plant that produces the J&J vaccine.
US recommends 'pause' for single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine to investigate clotting reports
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination.
The US Food and Drug Administration has already approved Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine that works with just one dose for emergency use in February.