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Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will take major drop next week

Added 04-09-21 09:56:02am EST - “The number? of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses will drop significantly next week, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.” - Thehill.com

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The number of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses will drop significantly next week, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

The CDC statistics show about 85 percent fewer Johnson & Johnson doses will go out next week compared to this week, dropping from about 4.9 million to 700,000. 

Johnson & Johnson has had uneven manufacturing of its single-dose vaccine for weeks, and problems mounted at the end of March when an error at a plant in Baltimore had ruined up to 15 million doses, The New York Times reported.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineTV host and zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia Here's who's eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in each state Overnight Health Care: Senate confirms Levine for HHS, first openly transgender official | Progressives up pressure on Biden to back COVID vaccine patent waiver | Former Operation Warp Speed chief fired over sexual harassment allegations MORE (R), though, said at a news conference on Thursday that he was told the dropoff was not related to the factory error.

"The amount that we're receiving next week, which is down very considerably, is not, I'm told, impacted by what happened in that factory," DeWine said. "So we've got a couple weeks of a lot less Johnson & Johnson."

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