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

The Johnson & & Johnson dosages administered so far include 11,150 offered May 1 through Friday– approximately less than 400 each day, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health officials in several Arkansas counties last month slowed or stopped their orders for doses and demand for the vaccine reduced.

The health department reported more than 2.6 million overall dosages of vaccines have actually been received and more than 1.9 million dosages administered, consisting of nearly 898,000 people who are fully vaccinated.

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

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

“States everywhere are in a similar circumstance where theyre not purchasing dosages,” Dillaha stated.

“What we have done is move them around,” to different vaccination websites, “so that the earlier expiring dosages get utilized,” state epidemiologist Jennifer Dillaha told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.