Japan Throws Away 1.63 Million Moderna Doses Due to Contamination Issues

Japan Throws Away 1.63 Million Moderna Doses Due to Contamination Issues


Medical staff prepares Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to be administered at the newly-opened mass vaccination centre in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2021. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo/File Photo

TOKYO, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine contamination woes in Japan widened after two regions put temporary holds on shots following the discovery of foreign substances in more batches, with the country throwing out 1.63 million doses.

Per Reuters, reports from Japan of vaccine contamination came from Gunma Prefecture (near Tokyo) and around Okinawa.

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An official from the prefecture said that a tiny black substance was found in a Moderna vaccine vial in Gunma, while black substances in Okinawa were spotted in syringes and a

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