Nearly 60,000 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine set to expire in Arkansas – New York Post

There were a total of 341,130 overall coronavirus cases in Arkansas considering that the pandemic started, the department reported Friday, and 2,016 active cases.

“What we have done is move them around,” to numerous vaccination sites, “so that the earlier ending doses get used,” state epidemiologist Jennifer Dillaha told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The health department reported more than 2.6 million total doses of vaccines have been gotten and more than 1.9 million doses administered, including nearly 898,000 individuals who are fully vaccinated.

The Johnson & & Johnson dosages administered so far consist of 11,150 offered May 1 through Friday– approximately less than 400 per day, according to information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health officials in numerous Arkansas counties last month slowed or stopped their orders for dosages and need for the vaccine reduced.

“States everywhere are in a comparable scenario where theyre not purchasing dosages,” Dillaha said.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Nearly 60,000 doses of Arkansas allocation of the Johnson & & Johnson coronavirus vaccine are nearing their expiration date and would need to be disposed of if not used by the end of June, according to a state health official.

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