Japanese health ministry stops the use of 1.63 million doses of Moderna vaccine after reports of contamination in several lots of Japan.
The Moderna vaccine problem came just as Japan struggles with surging infections, with daily new cases hitting new highs in many parts of the country and severely straining the health care system.
Takeda, which is in charge of sales and distribution of the Moderna shot in Japan, did not detail the nature of the contamination from doses of Moderna’s Covid vaccine.
Japan struggled a lot to procure vaccination movement fully. In Japan, medical systems in some areas were unbothered.
“Upon consultation with the health ministry, we have decided to suspend the use of the vaccine from the lot from August 26” Takeda added. The firm said it had informed Moderna and “requested an urgent investigation.”
The chief cabinet secretary, Katsunobu Kato urged people with concerns to consult their doctors in case of any ill effects.
43 percent Japanese vaccinated. While the country is battling a record surge of virus cases driven by the more contagious Delta variant. In addition to Moderna, Japan has approved the use of vaccines produced by Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
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