No proof deaths related to Moderna shot - Takeda

Wednesday, 01. September 2021 14:43

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited said on Wednesday that "at this time, it has not been confirmed that there is a causal relationship between" two deaths and coronavirus vaccination with contaminated Moderna Inc. shots.

Moderna's Japanese distributor, Takeda, specified that it had suspended three lots following "reports from multiple inoculation sites that there are foreign substances in unused vials." The contaminant in one of the lots was identified as stainless steel. If pieces of metal small enough to "pass through the needle are injected into the muscle, they may cause a reaction at the site of inoculation, but it is unlikely to cause a side reaction outside the injection site," Takeda explained.

The use of over 2.6 million vaccine doses in Japan has been suspended over the issue.

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