As some states report they have Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses that are expiring before they get used, the company and federal officials say they're looking at whether expiration dates can be extended
As some states report they have Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses that are expiring before they get used, the company and federal officials say they're looking at whether expiration dates can be extended -- and whether the doses could be put to use elsewhere before they expire.
"We're working very hard, both at the federal level and at the local level, to do everything we can to make sure that these vaccines can be used and deployed in the very best possible way," Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky said Wednesday during a Wall Street Journal Tech Health event. "The good news was we got a lot of vaccines out to meet this initial surge in demand and now making sure we get the very best possible deployment and allocation, and the distribution system gets even more agile, more flexible -- not only here in the United States, between states, but in fact around the world -- will be work that we need to continue to stay focused on in the weeks and months ahead."Biden administration faces uphill battle to meet its July 4 vaccination goalDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN on Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration is looking into extending expiration dates and how to make use of the doses. "The FDA is looking into that right now, trying to determine if, in fact, the date can be extended or not and if so, can we get them properly utilized, whether it's utilized in the United States or elsewhere," Fauci said."This is something that the FDA is very much on and looking at very, very carefully." Read MoreIt's not clear how many Johnson & Johnson doses are now at risk of expiring before they're used. The pace of vaccination has slowed in recent weeks as nearly half of the eligible US population -- people 12 and older -- is already fully vaccinated. Nearly 11 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine -- about half of the 21.4 million doses that have been delivered to states and other jurisdictions -- have not been administered, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."It is an issue that there are expiring doses -- I would imagine in every state," a source familiar with the federal vaccination effort told CNN on Wednesday."However, it's a very small percentage of the overall doses that have been sent to providers -- probably 1-2%."States have administered fewer than half of distributed J&J dosesMost states have administered fewer than half of the J&J doses that they've received, CDC data shows.Three states -- California, Texas and Florida -- account for more than a quarter of the unused doses. These states also received the most J&J doses overall, as the federal government allocated vaccine shipments based on state population.While their total counts of unused doses are smaller, West Virginia and Mississippi -- as well as the Veterans Health Administration and Indian Health Service -- have each administered fewer than a third of the J&J doses that they've received, according to CDC data.Just over 50% of eligible Americans are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. But pace needs to pick up before a dangerous variant can take hold, Fauci saysOhio has about 256,000 unused doses of J&J vaccine, according to CDC data reported through Tuesday. In a news release from this week, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said that 200,000 of those doses are set to expire before the end of the month. He noted the state is unable to share the doses with other states or countries.CDC data shows Oklahoma has about 135,000 unused doses, and the State Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed told CNN that last week they had about 80,000 doses that would expire if not used by the end of the month. "We have pulled expired vaccine from active inventory and are in the process of following CDC guidance on proper disposal," Reed told CNN.Danyelle McNeill, public information officer for the Arkansas Department of Health, said the state has received 163,000 doses of J&J's Janssen vaccine and administered 69,501 of them. About 65,000 doses are set to expire by September 30.Retired Arkansas National Guard Col. Rob Ator, who has been overseeing Arkansas' vaccine distribution, told KATV last week that he stopped ordering the J&J vaccine for the state, because they have so many unused doses."It's an all-hands-on-deck kind of a theory to get the vaccine out, but there is the potential in the future that we would have large scale wastage," he said.What happens nextJohnson & Johnson said in a statement to CNN on Tuesday that it's conducting stability testing"with the goal of extending the amount of time our COVID-19 vaccine can be stored before expiry." The J&J vaccine can be stored for up to three months at refrigerator temperatures, but longer if frozen.White House Covid-19 adviser Andy Slavitt said Tuesday they're"working aggressively" to get doses administered, and encouraged states to work with the FDA on storage solutions. Get CNN Health's weekly newsletter Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team.
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Many Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses may be close to expiringThe buildup of unused doses is a result of safety concerns after the FDA paused distribution of the J&J doses, state health officials say. Vergüenza! NBC news network will not put Black Americans on TV unless they are Half Jewish. Underlying racism Lester Holt (1/2 Jewish) Al Roker (1/2 Jewish) Shanielle Jones (1/2 Jewish)
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Tens of thousands of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine doses may go to wasteUnused Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses are piling up on state shelves, leaving state officials increasingly concerned that the lack of a coordinated federal plan to redistribute them means hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of doses will go to waste. It doesn't matter if the feds did send them in every corner. The US pop first dose isn't growing. No one wants their poison. Send them to India or Taiwan.
Covid-19 Variant First Found in India Is Quickly Spreading Across GlobeThe lack of knowledge about Covid-19 and problems with vaccine distribution could lead to more and stronger variants, health authorities from Africa and the U.K. said Wednesday at WSJTechHealth The highly transmissible Covid-19 variant that first emerged in India has spread to at least 60 countries and now constitutes about 75% of cases in the U.K., according to the executive director of the Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium Sick Dictators,like LEECH,STUCK to Our Life! Let the EU Prove to Us that the Words 'Human Rights' are not Advertising! It is don't turns out Slandered and Poisoned Us.Because of Politics, they can STOLEN us! EU is Waiting for Montonegro to Pack and Send Us home to DEATH! So help us God. I beg to educate the people using ABC method so they UNDERSTAND because if they fail to comply its one of two things: vaccine just aint good for them or we are brainwashed. Chapter closed.
Biden to announce plan to give 500 million Covid-19 vaccines to countries in needBREAKING: President Biden to announce plan to purchase 500,000,000 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to donate to other countries struggling with a limited supply. Of the doses, 200,000,000 will be donated this year and 300,000,000 across the first half of 2022. The doses will be distributed through COVAX and will be given to 92 low income countries as well as the African Union. Of the doses, 200,000,000 will be donated this year and 300,000,000 across the first half of 2022. The doses will be distributed through COVAX and will be given to 92 low income countries as well as the African Union. WHAT ABOUT THE CITIZENS HERE IN THE US STRUGLING TO PAY MONTHLY BILLS.
EXPLAINER: The US investigation into COVID-19 originsEXPLAINER: Once dismissed, the hypothesis that COVID-19 leaked accidentally from a Chinese lab is now receiving scrutiny under a new U.S. investigation. Many scientists, including Dr. Fauci, still say they believe the virus most likely occurred in nature. And then you watch Event 201 from fall of 2019 and realize the entire “scamdemic” was planned by all the people that have had their hands in Covid from the beginning. Yes...I believe it.... I can do both… they could have been studying something that occurred in nature and it leaked. It’s not rocket science. People will do anything but wear a mask and get the vaccine.