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More than 62 million Johnson & Johnson overdoses may have been wasted


The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, developed in the United States against the new strain of Coronavirus (Covid-19), was declared unfit for use last week in addition to 15 million, 62 million doses.

According to The New York Times, more than 62 million doses of the vaccine by Emergent BioSolutions in Baltimore may have been contaminated at a factory that produces components for coronavirus vaccines.

In February, factory workers involuntarily smuggled about 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with AstraZeneca and permanently destroyed it.

However, the news says that the doses that go to waste are not limited and that 62 million doses of vaccine produced during the same period must pass a quality control test.

The factory produced at least 150 million doses of vaccine

According to a report by NTV; However, the plant, which produces the vaccine but does not bottle it, has produced a total of at least 150 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. However, the New York Times reported that none of these doses were used because they were not approved by regulators to distribute doses to the public at the factory.

On the other hand, a statement from Johnson & Johnson a week ago said that despite the difficulties, the target of 100 million doses of vaccine production will be achieved by the end of May. The dose that the company plans to produce by the end of 2021 has been announced as 1 billion doses.

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