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At least 500,000 doses of Moderna’s contaminated vaccine already administered

  • August 29, 2021
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Saturday’s Yomiuri reported that Administrative Reform Minister Kono disclosed on Friday that out of the approximately 1.63 million doses of Moderna vaccine that the Health Ministry decided to suspend the usage of after they were found to contain foreign materials, at least 500,000 have already been administered in Japan.


All Sunday papers reported that the Health Ministry announced on Saturday that two men in their 30s died after receiving doses of the Moderna vaccine that were among the lots that were later suspended. They both reportedly died this month within days of receiving their second Moderna doses from one of three lots suspended on Thursday. The papers said it remains unclear whether their deaths were connected to the contaminated vaccine.

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