US regulators order 60 millions Johnson & Johnson vaccines to be destroyed

Caption: US regulators order 60 millions Johnson & Johnson vaccines to be destroyed

AFP

US regulators have ordered the disposal of around 60 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine after a production blunder left them possibly contaminated.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the decision today, following weeks of reviews of a production plant in Baltimore, Maryland, where the vaccines were made. Officials have accused Emergent BioSolutions, the company that operates the plant, of not following good manufacturing practices leading to the possible contamination of tens of millions doses of Covid vaccines.

The troubled factory has been closed for two months after workers at the factory in February unknowingly cross-contaminated about 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson jab with AstraZeneca doses, rendering them unusable.

Now the FDA has said that an additional 60 million doses must be thrown because of the mistake.

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