Many other Moderna vaccines discontinued after “black particles” found in vials


According to officials, the Japanese government has put another batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on hold after a black substance was found in one of the vials.

The recent incident comes from Kanagawa, a coastal prefecture just south of Tokyo. The entire lot was put on hold after pharmacists in the area saw some black particles in one vial of the batch.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, a pharmaceutical company that sells moderna vaccines in Japan, said about 3,790 people had been injected from an already suspended plot.

Moderna previously stated that this issue did not identify any safety or effectiveness issues. Two men in their thirties have died This month, a few days after receiving one or two doses of the interrupted batch. So far, no causal link between injection and death has been established.

The Kanagawa case is coming as the country is already doing Discontinue administration of 2.6 million times or more Earlier this month about similar concerns.

Okinawa, a prefecture of more than 150 islands in Japan, announced in a statement on August 29 that it had stopped using the Moderna vaccine at major vaccination centers in Naha City after “foreign bodies were found”. bottom. The Japan Times reported..

In Gunma prefecture, north of Tokyo, contaminated plots were suspended due to similar concerns, but officials said they would continue to distribute “unaffected plots.”

According to a Kanagawa prefecture official, Takeda was collecting vials suspected of being contaminated. Distributors are not immediately responding to comments about the incident.

According to a Takeda survey, the Japanese Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that the vials sent to Kanagawa were from a different lot than the other lots and seemed to contain rubber stopper material during the manufacturing process.

In a statement, Moderna also announced that it could be due to a manufacturing problem on one of the production lines at a Spanish contract manufacturing site operated by Madrid-based Rovi.

A Rovi spokesperson who bottles Moderna vaccines for markets outside the United States said he has begun investigating previous cases, including: 1.63 million timesHowever, they have not released the latest information on the investigation so far.

The Spanish factory was instructed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on August 27 as follows: Continued vaccine production After authorities have found no reason to seek a temporary suspension of production after the initial evaluation.

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Exterior view of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the business district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 20, 2021. (Peter Dejong / AP photo)

Authorities said an unknown number of doses from previously affected lots had been administered.

Moderna confirmed on August 28th Joint statement They were notified by Takeda and said they had begun an investigation and are working “quickly” with Japanese companies to deal with the case.

As of September 1, 16,080 Japanese have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to health officials.Most of the country is under strict measures accordingly CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, Causes COVID-19.

In Japan, more than 1,000 people died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, including 11 from Moderna. The state’s Ministry of Health said it has not established a causal link between injections and death.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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