New Jersey to only receive 15,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to complications

New Jersey will only be receiving just over 15,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the coming weeks instead of 130,000 due to a manufacturing issue.

News 12 Staff

Apr 11, 2021, 2:24 AM

Updated 1,137 days ago

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New Jersey will only be receiving just over 15,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the coming weeks instead of 130,000 due to a manufacturing issue.
Last month, 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had to be tossed out after a manufacturing issue at a Baltimore plant.
Across the U.S., states can expect smaller amounts of the J & J vaccine from the government.
Officials say the shortage will be affecting the most vulnerable communities - like the homeless and the homebound.
They say the vaccine made practical sense, especially when dealing with hard-to- reach populations.
In cities like Paterson, they will be getting 0 doses of the vaccine despite receiving an average of 1,300 doses.
City officials say they'll have to make do with what they have, but it'll be more challenging to get those second doses to hard-to-reach members of the community.


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