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FDA ordered Johnson & Johnson to throw out 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

BREAKING NEWS: FDA orders Johnson & Johnson to throw out 60 MILLION Covid vaccine doses made at Baltimore plant that had several violations

  • The FDA has ordered 60 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine to be discarded on Friday
  • The shots were made at a Baltimore plant run by Emergent Solutions, which has come under fire after receiving several violations
  • It is unclear if the plant, which closed two months ago after ruining 15 million J&J doses in an ingredient mix-up, will be allowed to reopen 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Johnson & Johnson to discard 60 million COVID-10 vaccine doses on Friday.

The shots were made at a plant in Baltimore that had several violations and ruined 15 million doses of the vaccine during an ingredient mix-up.

Earlier in the day, the health agency allowed 10 million doses to be distributed in the U.S. to other countries, but with a caveat that there is no guarantee the J&J shots wee made under good manufacturing practices.

It has not been decided yet whether not the plant, run by Emergent Solutions, will be allowed to reopen after closing two months ago.

The FDA has ordered 60 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine to be discarded on Friday Pictured: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, March 2021

The FDA has been working for weeks to come up with a solution after it was discovered that the plant ruined millions of J&J vaccines.

At least 15 million were left unusable after workers accidentally mixed-up ingredients for the J&J shot with that of the AstraZeneca jab.   

J&J’s vaccine was believed to be a game-changer in the fight against coronavirus because it only require one and does not need to be store at freezing temperatures.

It was expected to be used to inoculate hard-to-serve populations such as people living in rural areas and home bound seniors.

However, as of Friday, Pfizer and Moderna have fully vaccinated more than 129 million Americans with their two-dose shots and have made agreements with the U.S. government for enough does to vaccinate all Adults.

Comparatively, just 11 million Americans have been vaccinated with the J&J shot.

This is a breaking new story and will be updated. 

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