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Because then, the FDA has been examining batches that were currently made to see if theyre safe, forcing some batches– worth tens of millions of dosages– to be thrown out, and authorizing 3 of the batches in June.
A fourth batch of Johnson & & Johnsons Covid-19 vaccine made in a plant shut down by the FDA can now be used, the firm said Friday after examining the batch for security, but the plant is still not allowed to make brand-new vaccines.
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The batch of the vaccines active component might make “up to 15 million doses,” an unnamed source told Bloomberg.
The FDA ran a quality test and checked records to make certain the batch was safe, the agency stated in a declaration.
The Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore, Maryland is still not cleared to start making new doses of the vaccine, the FDA stated.
Johnson & & Johnson and the FDA did not react to Forbes ask for comment.
Emergent ruined 15 million dosages worth of vaccine in March by cross-contaminating components for the Johnson & & Johnson vaccine with those of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The FDA required the plant to be closed down, and Emergent complied, after company inspectors discovered in April that Emergents employees were improperly trained and that the vaccines were “not kept in a sanitary and tidy condition.” Ever since, the FDA has been checking batches that were already made to see if theyre safe, requiring some batches– worth 10s of millions of dosages– to be thrown away, and approving 3 of the batches in June. Because of the contamination, Canada, the European Union and South Africa stated they would not utilize some or all of the vaccines Johnson & & Johnson sent them from the plant..
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