Foreign bodies were found in the novel coronavirus vaccine, and millions of doses were discontinued in Japan

According to Kyodo news in Tokyo, Japan’s Ministry of health, labor and welfare and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

said on August 26 local time that 1.63 million doses of relevant vaccines have been discontinued due to the discovery of foreign bodies in several batches of unused Modena novel coronavirus vaccines.

It is reported that a total of 8 vaccination centers across Japan reported problems and 39 vaccine bottles confirmed the discovery of foreign bodies.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which is responsible for the sale and circulation of the vaccine in Japan, has asked the American Modena company to launch an emergency investigation.

Japan’s Ministry of health, labor and welfare said that the 1.63 million doses of Modena novel coronavirus vaccine that were discontinued were produced at the same time on the same production line in Spain.

The report said that Japan’s Ministry of health, labor and welfare and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

have not received reports of health problems related to the incident.

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