This week (April 11) the state expects to receive 15% fewer vaccines from the federal government, and 5% less than that next week (April 18), mainly the result of a manufacturing mishap that ruined 15 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine late last month.
Last week, the state received 2.4 million doses from the federal government, and of those, 1.5 million doses were allocated for first shots (Pfizer or Moderna) or the one-dose J&J shot. This week, the projection for the state allocation is 2 million doses, with 1 million of those for first-time vaccine recipients. Next week, the state is expecting to receive 1.9 million doses, and only 956,000 doses will be available for people wanting to get their first shot..
It's also important to remember that there are multiple vaccine supply streams coming into the state, Ng said. The numbers above don't include doses the federal government distributes directly to pharmacies and other entities, which account for about 30% of available doses in California..
The White House COVID-19 Response Team said Friday both Pfizer and Moderna are on track to meet their commitment of each delivering a total of 200 million doses by the end of May. Officials said Friday Johnson & Johnson promised nearly 100 million vaccine doses by the end of May. It's unknown whether this allocation will be impacted with the new development on Tuesday. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine "out of an abundance of caution) to investigate reports of rare and potentially dangerous blood clots