Cut Back on COVID Vaccines – 04/14/2021

Iowa’s governor says the unexpected pause on distribution of Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine has state officials quickly at work on contingency plans.   Governor Kim Reynolds says fortunately, Johnson and Johnson planned to cut back distribution anyway, but even these supplies are further limited

Reynolds said today that they were notified last week that J and J will reduce allocations to states over the next several weeks.

Reynolds says Federal and state officials are being cautious about distributing any more of the vaccine right now.

Iowa officials are now reallocating vaccines where there are now shortages, due to the Johnson and Johnson pause.  That means the one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine intended for college students may have to be substituted with a two-dose vaccine.