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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

33% Of J&J COVID Vaccine Ends Up In Trash Bins

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans were clamoring to get vaccinated as soon as they could.

Photo Insert: Only 19 million of the 31.5 million doses of the J&J vaccine made it into Americans' arms, the remaining doses having expired on May 7.

But now, millions of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are getting tossed in the trash because no one's using them, Grace Eliza Goodwin reported for Business Insider.

More than 2 years after Johnson & Johnson's vaccine was first approved by the FDA, it is now no longer available anywhere in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC).

Over 31.5 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been distributed across the country since March 2021 — 19 million of which made it into Americans' arms, CNN reported.

The 12.5 million remaining doses — nearly a third of the total produced — expired on May 7, and the CDC has told all vaccine providers to get rid of them.

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