New York State says it has received just over 34,900 of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for the upcoming week, an 88% drop in doses.

The state says it is the first decrease in weeks but said no appointments should have to be cancelled.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome County last week opened appointments for April 13 and Wednesday, April 14 for the single-dose shots at the Point of Distribution site at the SUNY Broome Ice Center and for special pop-up clinics at select American Legion posts for veterans and their families. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar's Director of Communications, Monika Hammer says there will be no impact on the J&J clinics at B.C.C this week or the April 14 session for vets at American Legion Post 1700 in West Endicott.

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A mistake at a vaccine production facility in Maryland a few weeks ago where some ingredients between the J&J batch and a vaccine from another company, also being manufactured at the plant, got mixed , spoiled some 15-million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

New York State officials say they hope the production issues can be resolved as soon as possible and shipment rates ramped back up.

New York currently reports about one in four residents have gotten at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  1.4 million doses were administered in the state last week.

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