Japan withdraws another 1 million Moderna vaccines

Monday, 30. August 2021 09:24

The Japanese government has withdrawn an additional one million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines on Monday following two deaths that occurred after people received shots from the contaminated batches.

With the latest update, the number of Moderna vaccines that have been affected reached 2.6 million. Officials found black and pink substances in the vials, prompting immediate suspensions of the whole batches. However, the government noted that the measure was precautionary since no safety and efficacy issues were registered.

The trouble comes as Japan battles its worst coronavirus wave yet, daily registering more than 22,000 new cases on average over the past week.

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