15 million J&J COVID vaccines thrown away after ingredient mix-up

J&J to deliver COVID vaccine to Europe from April 19

Johnson & Johnson said in a statement to CNN Wednesday that the quality control process at the plant identified "one batch" of drug substance that did not meet quality standards.

[A] ll further shipments of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine - projected to total tens of millions of doses in the next month - were supposed to come from the massive Baltimore plant.

Federal officials still expect to have enough doses to meet President Biden's commitment to provide enough vaccine by the end of May to immunize every adult.

Moving forward, as the company and Emergent seek an FDA manufacturing authorization for the site, J&J is "providing additional experts in manufacturing, technical operations and quality to be on-site at Emergent to supervise, direct and support all manufacturing of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine".

Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses that are now being shipped nationwide were produced in the Netherlands, where regulators have fully approved operations, The New York Times reported. Emergent declined to comment. Federal officials attributed the mistake to human error.

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J&J has met its goal to ship 20 million doses to the USA government by the end of March, the company said in its statement. The U.S. government has ordered enough two-dose shots from Pfizer and Moderna to vaccinate 200 million people to be delivered by late May, plus the 100 million shots from J&J. Only 3.3 million doses have been administered, CDC data show.

A manufacturing mixup at a factory in Baltimore ruined about 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, almost 4 million Pennsylvania residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Emergent spotted the issue and notified the FDA, J&J said.

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