White House calls for extension of shelf life for J&J COVID-19 shots
June 19, 2021
USA

White House calls for states to pursue extension of shelf life for J&J COVID-19 shots

A top White House official on Tuesday called for the state governors to work with the US Food and Drug Administration for the extension of the shelf life of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot as millions of doses nationwide continue to be unused and approach expiration.

“I would encourage every governor who has doses that they worry may be expiring to work with the FDA directly on the proper storage procedures as they continue to examine processes that will allow them to potentially last longer,” White House COVID-19 Advisor Andy Slavitt said on a Tuesday press call.

Safety concerns about J&J’s shot and flagging demand for vaccinations have left close to half of the 21 million doses J&J has produced for the United States sitting unused.

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