This month, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced that two men who had been vaccinated with the vaccine were killed this month due to a foreign substance being mixed in a part of Moderna's new corona virus vaccine.
The cause of death and the causal relationship with vaccination are unknown and are being investigated in detail by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Since the middle of this month, foreign substances that appear to be particulate metal have been found in some of the unopened containers of Moderna's vaccine at multiple vaccination sites nationwide, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare cannot deny the possibility of contamination. We have forgotten 1.63 million vaccinations.
On the 28th, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced that two men in their thirties who had already been vaccinated with the vaccine that had not been used had died.
Of these, a 38-year-old man was vaccinated on the 15th of this month and a 30-year-old man was vaccinated on the 22nd of this month, both of which were found dead three days later.
The two have no underlying illness and the cause of death is unknown, so the causal relationship with vaccination is unknown at this time.
The two were vaccinated with a lot number vaccine that was not used because it was manufactured at the same factory at the same time, not a lot number that was actually confirmed to be contaminated with foreign substances.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is investigating the cause of death in detail, and a subcommittee made up of experts will evaluate the causal relationship with inoculation.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare "Publicated from the perspective of ensuring transparency"
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said, "There is no information at this time that we died due to contamination with foreign substances. It is possible that the death after inoculation was accidental, but we announced it from the viewpoint of ensuring transparency. We would like to collect information about this and then evaluate it by experts. "
Expert "Need to be evaluated carefully"
Professor Tomohiro Morio of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, who serves as the chairman of the expert group of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, said, "There is a possibility that a fatal case may have occurred by accident, and the relationship with vaccination is unknown at this time. , It is necessary to carefully evaluate after collecting information on the nature of foreign substances mixed in and the possibility of effects on the body. "
In addition, the director of Saitama Children's Medical Center, Okaaki, who serves as the chairman of the investigation, said, "The causal relationship is unknown at this time, but it will be necessary for experts to examine the causal relationship after gathering sufficient information. It is necessary to carefully watch the reports of symptoms that are suspected to be side reactions even for lots that have been confirmed to be contaminated with. "
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company "Investigation in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare"
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, which is responsible for supplying Moderna vaccines in Japan, commented, "We will carry out the survey together with Moderna in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare."
Regarding foreign matter contamination of the vaccine, "Currently, investigation by Moderna is ongoing, and as soon as the results are known, both companies will endeavor to disclose information promptly," and the preliminary results will be revealed in the first half of next week. It is planned.Keywords: