The amount of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines available are about to drop, and no one knows why
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses will drop this week. Here’s what we know
- The amount of expected doses will plunge by 80%, per The Wall Street Journal.
- “It isn’t clear why next week’s supply is decreasing so sharply, though federal officials have cautioned states there could be fluctuations week to week,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
This will impact the mass vaccination strategy of the United States, though.
Recent delay from Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
At the start of April, workers at a manufacturing plant that developed the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine had an issue where vaccine ingredients got mixed up, which ruined 15 million doses of the vaccine, according to The New York Times.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would have to push back shipments of the J&J vaccine because of the error, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
- But the error will “not affect any Johnson & Johnson doses that are currently being delivered and used nationwide, including the shipments that states are counting on next week,” per The New York Times.