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The Food and Drug Administration has told Johnson & Johnson to throw out about 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from a beleaguered plant, people familiar with the situation told The New York Times.
The vaccine doses were made at a factory for Emergent BioSolutions, a biotech firm that’s known for producing anthrax vaccines.
The factory has been closed for two months because of regulatory concerns after Emergent BioSolutions discovered that workers had accidentally mixed up ingredients in a batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses.
People familiar with the situation told The New York Times that the 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses are being thrown away because of possible contamination.
Another 10 million doses will be allowed to be distributed, but with a warning about the factory’s manufacturing practices.
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