UNDATED (AP) — A batch of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine has failed quality standards and can’t be used.
The drug maker didn’t say how many doses of the drug were lost — and said it didn’t know how the problem would affect future deliveries of the doses which are badly needed to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Johnson & Johnson says a vaccine ingredient made by Emergent BioSolutions, one of about 10 companies Johnson & Johnson uses to help make the one-shot vaccine — did not meet quality standards.
J&J had pledged to provide 20 million doses of vaccine to the U.S. by the end of March, and 80 million more doses by the end of May.
Photo: A vial with the Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine is seen at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)