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

“States all over are in a similar situation where theyre not buying dosages,” 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 have to be disposed of if not utilized by the end of June, according to a state health authorities.

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

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

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

Health authorities in a number of Arkansas counties last month slowed or stopped their orders for doses and demand for the vaccine decreased.

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

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