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

“States everywhere are in a similar circumstance where theyre not buying doses,” Dillaha stated.

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

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

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

The Johnson & & Johnson dosages administered up until now consist of 11,150 provided May 1 through Friday– an average of fewer than 400 per day, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

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.

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