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

“States all over remain in a similar situation where theyre not ordering doses,” Dillaha stated.

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

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

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

The health department reported more than 2.6 million overall dosages of vaccines have been received and more than 1.9 million dosages administered, consisting of almost 898,000 people who are fully vaccinated.

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

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

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