Johnson & Johnson has to throw away 60 million vaccine doses because of possible contamination at the beleaguered Emergent BioSolutions plant
- The FDA said Johnson & Johnson must throw away 60 million COVID-19
vaccinedoses produced in one plant.
- Emergent BioSolutions produces both
COVID-19and anthrax vaccines.
- The manufacturer has been closed for two months after workers mixed up ingredients in Johnson & Johnson's vaccines.
The Food and Drug Administration has told Johnson & Johnson to throw out about 60 million
Another 10 million doses will be allowed to be distributed, but with a warning about the factory's manufacturing practices. The FDA previously scrutinized Emergent BioSolutions about several violations in its factories including a deficiency of "separate or defined areas to prevent contamination or mix-ups," according to the Associated Press.White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in early April that at the time, zero of the contaminated vaccines had been sent out for public use.
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