Johnson & Johnson will allocate 86 percent fewer doses across the United States next week than are currently being allocated, according to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just as the national vaccination campaign has found its footing.
The distribution of the single-shot vaccine has been inconsistent since Johnson & Johnson delivered its first batch at the beginning of March, sending 2.8 million doses across the country before dipping below 400,000 in the following weeks.
Last week, about 1.9 million doses were sent across the country. This week 4.9 million shots went out. But next week that number will drop to just 700,000.
Federal administrators divide vaccine doses nationwide based on each state’s adult population.
That means, California will bear the brunt of the reduction: After receiving…