CDC: Johnson & Johnson vaccine supplies will decrease by more than 80% next week

CDC: Johnson & Johnson vaccine supplies will decrease by more than 80% next week


According to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine supply will drop by more than 80% next week.

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According to a chart released by the CDC, in the week of April 5-11, there will be about 4.95 million doses of J&J vaccine available, but next week the supply will drop sharply to 700,000. This vaccine is a single dose injection.

In March 2021, a vaccine manufacturing error occurred at a factory in Baltimore, Maryland, causing about 15 million doses to fail. This incident led J&J to take over the production of vaccines at a plant operated by British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.

A J&J spokesperson said in The Epoch Times that they “plan to deliver nearly 100 million doses of single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to the US government by the end of May 2021.” The company did not detail a drop in vaccine supplies next week.

According to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the drop has nothing to do with any factory failures. “The number of vaccines we receive next week will be greatly reduced, and the cause is not on the factory side,” he said.

Reduced supplies would hamper states’ efforts to vaccinate, officials said.

“It’s definitely less than we expected,” Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia vaccine coordinator, told the Wall Street Journal. “It will take longer for people who want the vaccine to get vaccinated.”

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a press conference on April 8 that: “We have a fairly certain view that the supply of Johnson & Johnson which has increased dramatically this week will decrease in at least a few weeks. I want to remind everyone that you won’t be able to get the vaccine on April 19. ”

Most of the injections available in the US are manufactured by Modera and Pfizer. About 90 million Pfizer doses and Moderna’s 80 million doses have been used to date, according to CDC data. Approximately 5 million doses of J&J vaccine have been used, although Moderna and Pfizer are 2-dose vaccines instead of a single injection such as J&J.

This week, two vaccination sites in North Carolina states and in Colorado were closed after some people developed post-vaccination side effects, according to officials. Both vaccination sites mentioned above use J&J vaccines.

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the Chinese virus.

According to The Epoch Times,

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See more:

  • USA: The second community vaccination site stopped working after 18 people had a side effect to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

  • Colorado: Closes of public vaccination sites after side effects have occurred

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