The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has been contacting more than 800 vaccination sites nationwide that delivered vaccines manufactured at the same factory from the 26th to suspend their use due to the problem that foreign substances were mixed in a part of Moderna's new corona virus vaccine. increase.


In order to minimize the impact on the inoculation schedule, we will respond by sending alternatives.

Since August 16th, foreign substances have been mixed in some of the unused containers at eight of the vaccination sites of Moderna in Tokyo, Saitama, Ibaraki, Aichi, and Gifu prefectures. I found.



According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, there have been no reports of health hazards so far.



Vaccines containing foreign substances were manufactured at a factory in Spain and shipped to Japan after the end of July, so the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare used 1.63 million vaccines manufactured at the same time at this factory. I decided to forgo it.



It means that we have started to contact the delivered 863 venues nationwide from the morning of the 26th.



The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has not disclosed the name of the venue, but since it also includes venues for large-scale inoculations and occupational inoculations by local governments, alternative vaccines will be used to minimize the impact on the inoculation schedule. I will respond by sending it.



On the other hand, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, which handles domestic distribution, requested Modelna to identify foreign substances and investigate the cause of the contamination.



The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

wants

people who have already been vaccinated to


consult with their family doctor or


contact Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's call center

if they are in any physical condition

.



The call center phone number is 0120 (793) 056 and is open from 9 am to 5:30 pm, excluding weekends and holidays and holidays.

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