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Japan stops use of 1.63 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses over contamination

TOKYO: Japan will halt the usage of 1.63 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after reviews of contamination in a number of tons, drugmaker Takeda and the well being ministry stated Thursday (Aug 26).

Takeda, which is in command of gross sales and distribution of the Moderna shot in Japan, stated it had “acquired reviews from a number of vaccination centres that international substances have been discovered inside unopened vials from particular tons”.

“Upon session with the well being ministry, now we have determined to droop the usage of the vaccine from the lot from Aug 26,” it added.

The agency stated it had knowledgeable Moderna and “requested an pressing investigation”.

Moderna didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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