Millions of J&J Doses Cleared for Use, Many Remain in Limbo (1)

June 11, 2021, 2:34 PM

Millions of doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine were cleared for use after a months-long delay due to problems at a manufacturer hired to make the shot. Millions more could end up being thrown away.

The Food and Drug Administration released 10 million doses of the vaccine that were produced by Emergent BioSolutions Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

The agency said in a statement Friday that after a thorough review of a troubled Emergent manufacturing facility in Baltimore, they had authorized two batches of underlying drug substance for the vaccine made at the site. ...

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