August 28, 2021 – 12:56
Two people have died after receiving the Moderna coronavirus vaccine, which was discontinued after the discovery of contaminants in their bottles.
The death of the two victims was confirmed by the Japanese Ministry of Health, writes Reuters, reports Klankosova.tv.
The victims were around 30 years old and died a few days later when they received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, while the main causes that led to the death are still being investigated.
Japan banned the use of 1.63 million doses of Moderna vaccine that were sent to 863 vaccination centers across the country, but these vaccines were banned and discarded because after a week Takeda Pharmaceutical, which is their distributor, accepted the report that in bottles of some vaccines there are contaminants.
The government and Moderna have said they have not identified any issues of insecurity or inefficiency and the suspension in Japan is only temporary.
Contaminant of Moderna vaccine bottles is believed to be metal particles.