Federal officials suspended new shipments of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses to relieve states’ expiring dose stacks, according to a report.

wall street journal Reported The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) closed availability to states, though deliveries are expected to resume.

The Journal cited health officials in several states, such as Oklahoma and Illinois, who reportedly said they could not order new doses of J&J in the past weeks. Some said they had enough supplies.

The backlog in unused doses is reportedly due to an 11-day federally recommended pause in J&K vaccinations as officials probed rare reports of blood clots. The stoppage resulted in several canceled appointments without a rescheduled time slot. When vaccine is mixed with hesitation, inadvertent stopping results in a stack of unused doses.

FDA extends expiration dates for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

When asked about the report, a spokesperson for Jensen said the company is working with the government to support the use of the vaccine.

“We are committed to helping end this deadly pandemic as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson for Jensen wrote in an email to Granthshala News. “A single-shot vaccine that provides protection and prevents hospitalization and death is an important tool in the global fight against COVID-19. Evidence from our Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study J&J Single-shot COVID- 19 demonstrates vaccine efficacy, including against viral variants that are highly prevalent. These results remain consistent, regardless of race and ethnicity, age, geographic location, and co-morbidities.”

“We continue to work with the US government and health officials to support the use of our vaccine, which continues to play an important role, including those who wish to be fully vaccinated with one shot. “

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The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The news comes as Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday that US regulators extended end date on millions of doses COVID-19 Vaccination by an additional six weeks.

The company said a Food and Drug Administration review concluded the shots remain safe and effective for up to 4 1/2 months. The announcement came after state officials warned that unused doses in storage would expire before the end of the month.