US plant ruins 15 mn J&J coronavirus vaccine doses: report

Washington (AFP) – About 15 million doses of the single-shot coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson were ruined in a factory error in the United States, The New York Times reported — a blow to the company’s efforts to quickly boost production. When contacted by AFP, the pharmaceutical giant said it had identified a batch of doses at a plant in Baltimore run by Emergent BioSolutions “that did not meet quality standards” but did not confirm the specific number affected.  The company also said the batch “was never advanced to the filling and finishing stages of our manufacturing process.”…

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