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Factory that botched Johnson & Johnson vaccines has produced about 150 million doses - New York Times

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A nurse loads a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on March 9, 2021 in Athens, Ohio.
  • A factory for Emergent BioSolutions has produced 150 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses.
  • The doses remain unused because regulators haven't certified the factory to distribute the shots.
  • Last month it was revealed this facility botched 15 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. 
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A Baltimore factory that botched the production of 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine hasn't been able to distribute any of its doses because of a certification issue, according to The New York Times.

The factory for Emergent BioSolutions, a biotech firm that's known for producing anthrax vaccines, has produced at least 150 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses — none of which have been used, The Times reported.

The manufacturng plant ruined 15 million vaccine doses last month of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine when an employee reportedly mixed up vaccine ingredients.

The mistake came only a month after the vaccine had gained authorization in the US. At the time, the company said it planned to deliver 100 million doses by the end of June and 1 billion within the year.

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