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Foreign substances found in some doses of Moderna vaccine 

  • August 26, 2021
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All networks reported this morning that the Health Ministry announced that foreign substances were found in some doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and that it has decided to suspend the use of about 1.6 million doses of the vaccine. According to the networks, foreign substances were discovered in 39 unused vials at eight vaccination centers in Tokyo, Saitama, Ibaraki, Aichi, and Gifu from Aug. 16. There have been no reports of health damage. NHK said that Takeda Pharmaceutical, which handles the vaccine’s distribution in Japan, said it has yet to identify the substances. 

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