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Maine CDC says J&J vaccines in Maine are safe after a batch fails quality test

Health officials say the vaccine Maine receives remains safe and effective.
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Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 11:38 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The Maine CDC says the state will receive the full scheduled allocation of 20,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week, despite a report the company had a batch of vaccine fail quality tests.

Johnson & Johnson says that batch can’t be used. The drugmaker did not say how many doses were lost.

The Maine CDC says the doses of J&J vaccine coming to Maine were not manufactured at the affected facility.

Health officials say the vaccine Maine receives remains safe and effective.

J&J is producing the only authorized vaccine that requires just one shot.

As of Wednesday, J&J had provided about 6.9 million doses to the U.S. vaccine effort with another 11 million doses available for shipments starting Thursday.

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