I recently did a piece covering a batch of the Moderna vaccine which had to be suspended in Japan due to foreign contaminants found in some of the doses.
Well, it just happened again…..
According to sources, Japan had to suspend an additional batch of the vaccine due to a ‘black particle’ substance found to have contaminated some the doses.
Sources were unclear as to what the black particles could be, but this sure isn’t helping to boost confidence in the vaccine:
BREAKING REPORT: Japan Suspends Another 1-MILLION MODERNA DOSES Over Contamination Concerns after “FOREIGN MATERIALS” were discovered in multiple vials, adding the total NOW SUSPENDED to More than 2.6 million..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 31, 2021
Japan suspends use of another million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine as contamination woes widen https://t.co/bu0h9ZMCVO
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) August 30, 2021
The latest defective batch was reported by The Epoch Times:
The Japanese government put another batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines on hold after a black material was found in one of the vials, according to authorities.
A pharmacist in Kanagawa, a coastal prefecture just south of Tokyo, reported finding several black particles in one vial.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., a drugmaker distributing Moderna vaccines in Japan, said some 3,790 people already received shots from the suspended lot.
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Japan is a nation of double checkers and now they’re triple checking only to find more contaminated Moderna doses. The same factory is responsible for doses delivered to other nations. Are they double checking? https://t.co/2RZqafIJMp
— Jason (@jason_path10) August 30, 2021
The previous Moderna contamination was noted by The New York Post:
Japan suspended use of about 1.63 million doses of Moderna vaccine Thursday after contamination was found in unused vials, raising concern of a supply shortage as the country tries to accelerate vaccinations amid a COVID-19 surge.
The health ministry said contamination was reported from multiple vaccination sites. Some doses might have been administered, but no adverse health effects have been reported so far, officials said.