Johnson & Johnson Doses At Risk Of Expiring As FDA Mulls Extension

The FDA's decision to pause distribution of the one-dose vaccine is credited with damaging its reputation in the U.S.

6/10/2021 5:06:00 AM

The FDA's decision to pause distribution of the one-dose vaccine is credited with damaging its reputation in the U.S.

The FDA's decision to pause distribution of the one-dose vaccine is credited with damaging its reputation among Americans.

Sara BoboltzA significant number of unused Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses are creeping closer to their official expiration dates, prompting questions from some about the United States’ commitment to global vaccine equity.Hundreds of thousands ― and possibly millions ― of doses are at risk of going to waste, according to reports

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and The Wall Street Journal.More than 10 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses have been delivered to states but not yet administered,according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not clear how many of those may soon expire.

Andy Slavitt, a lead member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, said Tuesday at a news conference that the number of shots at risk of expiration represents “a very small fraction of doses that have been sent out to states.”The Food and Drug Administration is working to determine whether the Johnson & Johnson shots are viable past their expiry date, according to Slavitt. The acting commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Janet Woodcock, told state officials on a call Tuesday to keep storing doses past their expiration in case new data shows they are safe to use, headtopics.com

per Kaiser Health News.The unintended stockpile is believed to be due in some part to the FDA’s decision to pause distribution of the vaccine for several days in April while it investigated the risk of blood-clotting. Concerns about the rare side effect were overblown, but the pause hurt public perception of the vaccine.

“Many of us have been warning this was coming,” tweeted Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health. “Maybe we can share with countries that could use vaccines now to save lives?”Unlike the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, Johnson & Johnson’s is designed to only require one shot, and it can be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures for up to six months. The vaccine

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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)

Hundreds of thousands of Johnson & Johnson's Covid vaccine doses may go to wasteThe buildup of unused doses is a result of safety concerns after the FDA paused distribution of the J&J doses, state health officials say.

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.