Nearly 60,000 doses of Arkansas’ allotment of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine are nearing their expiration date and would have to be discarded if not used by the end of June, according to a state health official.
The Johnson & Johnson doses administered so far include 11,150 given May 1 through Friday — an average of fewer than 400 per day, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health officials in several Arkansas counties last month slowed or stopped their orders for doses and demand for the vaccine decreased.
The health department reported more than 2.6 million total doses of vaccines have been received and more than 1.9 million doses administered, including nearly 898,000 people who are fully immunized.
(From: KTLO/Associated Press)