States revise vaccine plans due to slowdowns with Johnson & Johnson doses

The slowdown is not expected to recover until federal regulators approve manufacturing at a Baltimore plant where millions of doses were contaminated.
2:51 | 04/10/21

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Transcript for States revise vaccine plans due to slowdowns with Johnson & Johnson doses
Of the pandemic now states revise their vaccination plans because of slowdowns with the Johnson Johnson Maxine. It was he's Chevron joins us from the vaccination center and New York city's Javits Center good morning teacher. Good morning eve at a time where most states were finally allowing all adults who finally get the shot this is a significant hit to our momentum. Here at the Javits Center they've had to scale back some of their round the clock appointments. And across the country we are talking about millions of fewer doses available. This morning states across the country prepping for a massive drop in supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Availability set to plummet 85%. This coming week and it's not expected to recover until federal regulators approved manufacturing. At a Baltimore plant where millions of doses were contaminated. We've known for some time that there be ups and downs on the road. And in four states vaccination sites temper rarely stopped giving the Johnson & Johnson shot after a small number of people experienced adverse reactions. Overnight Colorado transition in three dried up mass vaccination events to mud dirt and Pfizer only. These were very mild mild adverse reactions and the CDC actually came out with a statement. In the evening saying that the route that the vaccination should resume but appointments in (%expletive) Rents are already being canceled impacting US service members overseas and college students here at home some of which are required to be vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall. Like the convenience of the one shot jet. I think that's pretty good and it's one shot the defendants are pretty easily while schools like Syracuse university in New York have enough vaccines right now shipments to the state are expected to drop dramatically next week. And with fewer Johnson & Johnson appointments available across the country some students are scrambling to get the Pfizer Orman journey shots which require two separate doses. And assumptions were concerned about being able to make a Second Amendment the and the semester coming up that added strain coming as cope but nineteen cases surge in states like Michigan where hospital admissions have skyrocketed. Michigan is unquestionably. A national hot spot right now. My team and I've been in regular conversation with the national covad response team and we have asked for more vaccines. But at least right now the federal government is saying no a fair and equitable way to distribute the vaccine. Is based on that the adult population by state tribe and territory. And Michigan's governor Gretchen Webber's now calling for a voluntary switch to remote learning and high schools and a suspension of youth sports to try to slow the spread. And if we have heard of course heard other health officials and other states say if cases continue to rise we might see a return of some restrictions. Dan Moore disruptions in American lives Trevor alt thank you so much for your reporting this morning.

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