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No shipments of J&J's Covid-19 vaccine have gone out from the government in weeks, official tells CNN

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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No shipments of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine have gone out from the federal government in several weeks, CNN has learned, because the one-shot vaccine is in short supply.

Washington (CNN)No shipments of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine have gone out from the federal government in several weeks, CNN has learned, because the one-shot vaccine is in short supply.

The government has not sent any doses of the J&J vaccine to states since the first week of May, an official told CNN.

Nearly 11 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine -- about half of the more than 21 million doses that have been delivered to states and other jurisdictions -- have not been administered, according to CDC data.

Earlier Thursday, Johnson & Johnson said in a statement that the FDA had authorized an extension of the shelf life of its Covid-19 vaccine.

The move increases the refrigerated storage time for the vaccine from three months to 4 1/2 months, and comes as some states had said currently available doses were set to expire at the end of June, potentially before being used.

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