About 60 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine are getting trashed because of possible contamination at a troubled Baltimore plant, according to reports Friday.
The vaccines were manufactured at the Emergent BioSolutions factory, known as Bayview, which was forced to halt operations in April after an ingredient mixup caused 15 million of the one-dose J&J shot to be destroyed.
Roughly 100 million doses were then set aside for testing at the factory, which produces both the J&J shot as well as the one by Pfizer, sources told the Associated Press.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it was giving emergency use authorization for just two batches of the J&J drug so far — which the AP said was about 10 million shots.
Other batches are still under review, the FDA said.
About 60 million doses of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccines are getting trashed.AP
Meanwhile, the FDA determined “several other batches are not suitable for use,” the federal