WASHINGTON—Emergent BioSolutions Inc. plans to resume Covid-19 vaccine production at its Baltimore plant after getting the green light from the Food and Drug Administration, according to a statement from the company and an FDA letter reviewed by the Journal.
“We are proud to be resuming production of bulk Covid-19 vaccine batches following additional reviews and collaboration with FDA and our manufacturing partners,” Emergent CEO Robert Kramer said in a statement late Wednesday. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help bring this global pandemic to an end.”
The plant makes vaccines for Johnson & Johnson.
While domestic demand for the Johnson & Johnson shot has dwindled in recent months, the Biden administration is seeking the shots to be exported to countries needing protection against Covid-19.
The Baltimore plant had been shut down after FDA inspectors determined there was severe contamination at the plant.