05 Sep 2021 - 07:01:34
Authorities in Japan's Gunma slotxorefecture detected a contaminant in Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine yesterday (Aug 29), the latest in Japan to report foreign matter in the vaccine in recent days.
A black contaminant smaller than 0.5 millimeters was found inside the vaccine vial, Moderna said the production lot number differs from the other three suspended in Japan on Thursday (Aug. 26), and On Saturday (28) a foreign substance was detected. Black and pink in vaccines in Okinawa prefecture too.
Gunma prefecture officials admitted that about 4,500 people had received a large number of problematic vaccines in the three days through Sunday. But no health problems have been reported.
Gunma is the seventh prefecture in Japan to detect contaminants in the Moderna vaccine, followed by Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Gifu, Aichi and Okinawa prefectures.
These seven prefectures are one of 21 prefectures in Japan that are still under a state of emergency for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
same day The Okinawa Prefectural Administration has suspended Modernna vaccination at an injection center in Naha. After foreign matter was detected in one vial and three syringes extracted from the vaccine, all four vials were separate lots from the suspended vaccine last Thursday (26).
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on Sunday the contaminants found in Okinawa prefecture were likely "rubber fragments" from vaccine bottle caps that fell as officials inserted syringes. He stressed that the problem did not affect the quality of the vaccine.
The ministry also consulted with Takeda Pharmaceuticals. It is responsible for the distribution and distribution of the Moderna vaccine in Japan. He said there was no need to suspend vaccination in the group because of safety concerns.
Earlier, Japan's health ministry confirmed Thursday (26) that contamination had been found in 39 unused vials of the Moderna vaccine at eight injection centers in Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo and Gifu prefectures. Aichi has suspended the use of three vaccines totaling 1.63 million doses made at the Spanish factory for safety reasons.
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