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

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

“States everywhere remain in a similar circumstance where theyre not ordering dosages,” Dillaha said.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Almost 60,000 doses of Arkansas allotment of the Johnson & & Johnson coronavirus vaccine are nearing their expiration date and would have to be discarded 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 considering that 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 actually been gotten and more than 1.9 million doses administered, including nearly 898,000 individuals who are completely immunized.

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

The Johnson & & Johnson dosages administered up until now include 11,150 given May 1 through Friday– approximately less than 400 each day, according to information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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