2021-06-12

Is there a pollution problem? 60 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s new crown vaccine may be scrapped

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, June 12, according to U.S. media reports, people familiar with the matter disclosed that due to possible pollution problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed Johnson & Johnson, about 60 million doses of the company’s new crown vaccine will be scrapped.

According to reports, the FDA said on the 11th that two batches of Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been approved for use, but several batches of vaccines are”not suitable for use”, and the remaining batches are still under evaluation. The New York Times quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that about 60 million doses were discarded.

Johnson & Johnson confirmed that two batches of vaccines were approved for use on the same day, but did not comment on the FDA’s request to scrap 60 million doses of vaccines.

Previously, a vaccine manufacturer in Baltimore, USA, mixed up two different new coronavirus vaccine components, resulting in 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine being scrapped. The FDA is concerned that other batches of vaccine produced at the same time as the contaminated vaccine may also have been contaminated.

“The New York Times” reported that the loss of 60 million doses of vaccine will have a negative impact on the Biden administration’s plan to help countries with vaccine shortages.

Source:China News Net