The U.S. government stopped on Saturday Baltimore The manufacturing plant destroyed 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, which was produced by AstraZeneca, This New York Times report.
Johnson & Johnson said in a statement, “It assumes full responsibility for the production of APIs for its Covid-19 vaccine at the Emergent BioSolutions Inc. Bayview facility.”
It did not specify whether it will take over the factory. The company did not respond to Reuters’ comments requesting clarification.
New York Times report AstraZeneca It said in a statement that it will work with President Joe Biden’s government to find other locations. The drugmaker did not respond to a request for comment.
The newspaper report quoted two sources as saying that this move by the US Department of Health and Human Services will make the Emergent BioSolutions facility fully dedicated to the production of Johnson & Johnson̵
The US government’s chief infectious disease doctor told Reuters that even if approved, the country may not need AstraZeneca’s vaccine.