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By CHRISTIAN MCCOY, APBusiness WriterChristian Brothers CEO Christian Brothers Auto Group Inc., which operates Christian Auto, a major auto parts supplier in California, said in a statement Thursday that it is suspending operations and will discontinue selling vaccines for children and adults, saying that it “has reached a critical point in our business.”

The company said in its statement that it was “making the difficult decision to discontinue operations” for two reasons: a shortage of vaccine supply, and the introduction of a vaccine-related outbreak in India in which the virus caused more than 100 deaths and more than 1,000 hospitalizations.

The statement was issued on behalf of Christian Brothers, which operates an auto parts manufacturing facility in California.

It said Christian Brothers has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate the situation in India, where it is working closely with the Indian government and its government-appointed public health advisory board.

It said that the company had contracted with a supplier to provide the vaccine for a new vaccine for the vaccine-emergent pandemic, but that the vaccine supplier has not been able to deliver the vaccine to Christian Brothers as expected.

Christian Brothers said that it expects to be able to resume operations in the coming days.

The company said it would provide an update on its operations in due course.

In September, the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Protection said it was aware of an outbreak of the coronavirus that began in India and was spreading across the country.

The agency said the virus had not been identified or contained.

India’s government has said it has traced more than 2,000 of the infections in India to a vaccine made by Christian Brothers.