SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California will see a 90 percent drop in Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccines next week.
The state will only receive 68,000 shots next week compared with 575,000 shots this week. The week of April 18, about 22,000 doses are expected to be received by the state.READ MORE: 'Prime Suspect' Paul Flores Arrested In 1996 Disappearance Of Kristin Smart; Still No Remains Found
Health officials are not giving a reason for the drop, but last week, Johnson and Johnson lost 15 million doses because of a lab mistake.READ MORE: Sacramento Hires Inspector General To Independently Review Police Use Of Force Cases
The reduction will lead to fewer first-time appointments, across the state, and possibly cancellations.
Additionally, this reduction in vaccines comes as California’s vaccine eligibility is set to expand to everyone 16 and older.MORE NEWS: Lack Of Healthy Players Cuts Davis High School Football Season Short
Despite fewer doses, state health officials said everyone 16 and up will still be eligible to book an appointment.