The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that the Johnson & Johnson injection for non-mRNA coronavirus is no longer offered in the country.
Last week, the CDC declared that the J&J vaccine is “no longer offered in the U.S.,” advising any institutions that still had doses to throw them away since they allegedly ran out of date on May 7. Therefore, the CDC declared that people who had only one J&J injection are “considered to have been given a one-dose Janssen primary series.” Additionally, the CDC is now advising patients who had one or two J&J injections to also obtain one dose of bivalent mRNA.
Here is the whole CDC update:
“The COVID-19 vaccine from Janssen is no longer carried in the United States. May 7, 2023, marked the end of the U.S. government supply of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Any leftover Janssen COVID-19 vaccines should be disposed of in compliance with all applicable state, local, and federal laws.”
“Individuals who are 18 years of age and older shall be regarded as having had a single dose of the Janssen main series if they got the COVID-19 vaccine.”
It is advised that adults (18 years of age and older) who have received 1 or 2 doses of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine get 1 dose of bivalent mRNA (Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech) no less than 2 months following the conclusion of the prior dosage.
Approximately 81% of Americans, or 270,227,181, have had at least a single coronavirus vaccination, according to CDC data. According to the government health department, over 676 million doses have been given. However, the majority of those dosages were an mRNA punch rather than the J&J. According to the statistics, 19,007,537 J&J injections have been given in the United States. However, more than 31 million doses were administered, indicating that more than 12 million were likely unneeded and thrown away.
The coronavirus, which started in Wuhan, China, is no longer regarded by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) as being an Emergency of Public Health of Worldwide Concern, and its nationwide Public Health Emergency expired last week.
Additionally, President Biden officially reversed his October 2021 order mandating coronavirus vaccinations for non-citizen overseas travelers this past week.