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Japan suspends 1.6 million Moderna Covid vaccine doses over contamination concerns
- Japan suspended the use of more than 1.6 million doses of the Moderna vaccine Thursday following reports of contaminated vials.
- Unspecified foreign matter was spotted in about 40 unused vials across eight vaccination sites in Japan over the last 10 days, according to local public broadcaster NHK.
- Some doses from the contaminated lot have been administered to Japanese residents, though no safety concerns have been reported.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare suspended the use of more than 1.6 million doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine Thursday following reports of contaminated vials at multiple vaccination sites there.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which distributes the vaccine in Japan for Moderna, said it notified the ministry after several vaccination sites reported an unspecified foreign object found in one specific lot.
“We requested that Moderna, the product owner and manufacturer, conduct a thorough investigation to determine the precise root cause of the issue,” Takeda said in a statement.
Takeda also said that it is not aware of any “significant safety concerns” stemming from the contaminated doses.