Vaccine approved by Anvisa threw away 15 million doses due to production error

Janssen vaccine factory, which was approved by Anvisa on Wednesday (31), had to throw 15 million doses of the covid vaccine in the trash due to production errors, according to the North American newspaper this evening. New York Times.


It is that employees of a Baltimore industrial plant, which produced two coronavirus vaccines, accidentally mixed the ingredients of both, several weeks ago, ruining about 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, delaying the authorization of the lines. factory production.

The case became a major constraint for Johnson & Johnson, whose single-dose Janssen vaccine was considered responsible for accelerating the national immunization program in the United States.

The plant is managed by Emergent BioSolution, a manufacturing partner of Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. Federal authorities attributed the case to “human error”, the newspaper reports.

The confusion disrupted Johnson & Johnson dose shipments in the United States, while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates “human error”.


Johnson & Johnson decided to strengthen its control over the work of Emergent BioSolutions to avoid further quality failures.


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