Workers at a U.S. plant that makes two Covid-19 vaccines accidentally mixed the ingredients in both a few weeks ago, ruining about 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.The New York Times reported today.
The factory is owned by Emergent BioSolutions, which makes the vaccines for Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
The error – attributed by federal authorities to human failure – led local regulators to suspend authorization for the operation of the plant’s production lines, located in the city of Baltimore, in the state of Maryland.
The American multinational Johnson & Johnson must meet the commitment to deliver 100 million vaccines as of October this year to the Joe Biden administration
Strong demand from the United States had already slowed down the conversations that Chile had with the laboratory with which there is a commitment of four million doses.
The situation of Johnson & Johnson, according to what senior government sources told La Tercera in early March, would cause delays in the committed distribution for the second trimester or the receipt of fewer doses than committed, a scenario that would become more complex with these 15 million doses that the multinational stopped having.
Recommended by experts from the World Health Organization for use in countries where the spread of variants is high, the vaccine developed by Janssen – a subsidiary of J & J – does not require a second injection nor should it be kept frozen at extreme temperatures.