Mar 23, 2021 - Health

U.S. approves Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine plant

A Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Charleston, West Virginia, on March 18.

A Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Charleston, West Virginia, on March 18. Photo: Stephen Zenner/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for a Catalent Pharma plant in Bloomington, Indiana, allowing it to produce and ship doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, the company announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: The plant will help J&J increase COVID vaccine shipments this spring and eventually fulfill the 200 million doses the pharmaceutical company agreed to deliver to the United States, according to Bloomberg.

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