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: Gun Found In Desk Of Second Grader At South Sacramento School, District Says
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: Call Kurtis Investigates Whether You’re Getting What You Paid For At The Pump
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: Elk Grove Zoo Could Open By Summer 2027
Despite fewer doses, state health officials said everyone 16 and up will still be eligible to book an appointment.