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Trouble for some US COVID-19 vaccines

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today said 60 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine cannot be used because of possible contamination, according to the New York Times.The vaccines are part of the 170 million vaccines produced at the troubled Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore.

Ten million Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the plant will still be useable, the FDA said.While losing 60 million doses does not impact America's vaccination campaign, the decision could have global repercussions as the Biden administration looks to share more doses of COVID-19 vaccines to countries currently in need of supply.The news is another blow to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, once considered to be a pandemic game-changer.

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