(Reuters)-The New York Times reported on Saturday that the administration of US President Joe Biden stopped production at a manufacturing plant in Baltimore on Saturday that destroyed 15 million doses produced by Johnson & Johnson. COVID-19 vaccine, which produces another vaccine developed by AstraZeneca.
According to the report, the government has taken Johnson & Johnson control of the troubled manufacturing plant.
The report quoted two senior federal health officials as saying that the extraordinary steps of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will make Emergent BioSolutions facilities fully dedicated to the production of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccines and avoid future confusion. .
The report also added that Johnson & Johnson said it “takes full responsibility”
Reporting by Vishal Vivek in Bangalore; Editing by David Gregorio