Nearly 60,000 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine set to expire in Arkansas – New York Post

The health department reported more than 2.6 million overall doses of vaccines have been gotten and more than 1.9 million doses administered, consisting of nearly 898,000 individuals who are fully vaccinated.

There were an overall of 341,130 overall coronavirus cases in Arkansas since the pandemic started, the department reported Friday, and 2,016 active cases.

The Johnson & & Johnson doses administered up until now include 11,150 provided May 1 through Friday– approximately less than 400 per day, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“What we have actually done is move them around,” to different vaccination sites, “so that the earlier ending doses get used,” state epidemiologist Jennifer Dillaha told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

“States all over are in a similar situation where theyre not buying doses,” Dillaha stated.

Health officials in a number of Arkansas counties last month slowed or stopped their orders for doses and need for the vaccine reduced.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Almost 60,000 doses of Arkansas allotment of the Johnson & & Johnson coronavirus vaccine are nearing their expiration date and would have to be disposed of if not utilized by the end of June, according to a state health authorities.