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

“States everywhere are in a similar situation 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.

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

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

The Johnson & & Johnson doses administered up until now include 11,150 offered May 1 through Friday– approximately fewer than 400 daily, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

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

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