J&J takes over vaccine plant where 15M of its doses were contaminated in mixup with AstraZeneca

By The Christian Post

Nurses prepare a flu shot vaccine at a clinic in Boston. | Reuters/Jonathan Grant and Jirka Taylor

The Biden administration has stopped the production of the Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at a plant in Baltimore after a contract manufacturer mixed up ingredients from the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, spoiling millions of doses of the latter's vaccine.

The contract manufacturer, Emergent BioSolutions, which had been making both vaccines, was asked Saturday to halt production, and Johnson & Johnson will now solely produce its single-dose vaccine at the plant, The New York Times reported.

The contract manufacturer’s mistake has contaminated about 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but it was found out before any of the spoilt doses were shipped, The Times (of London) noted.

The American company Johnson & Johnson said it was “assuming full responsibility” of the facility in Baltimore, and pledged to deliver 100 million doses for the U.S. by the end of May.

Source:The Christian Post