Regarding foreign substances found in the container of Moderna vaccine at the vaccination site of the new coronavirus vaccine in Okinawa Prefecture, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced the survey result that there is a high possibility that it is a part of the rubber stopper of the container and there is no problem in quality. Did.

On the night of the 28th, Okinawa Prefecture announced that a black foreign substance was found in one opened container containing the Moderna vaccine and three syringes at a large-scale inoculation center in Naha City.

Both vaccines have different numbers from the lot numbers that the government has postponed to use, but Okinawa Prefecture has stopped vaccination at this venue.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, as a result of a survey conducted by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, which handles domestic distribution, it was reported that all of them are likely to be part of the rubber lid of the container.

When the needle of the syringe was stabbed in the lid, it seems that a part of the rubber was scraped off and mixed.

In addition, a pink translucent foreign substance has been found in another syringe, but since it is not large enough to pass through a needle, it is highly likely that it is a substance unrelated to the vaccine.

In response to the survey results, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare states that "the quality of the vaccine itself is not a problem and there is no need to refrain from vaccination."

On the other hand, although the probability is very low, there is a possibility that debris such as rubber stoppers may be mixed in very rarely during the manufacturing process, so there is no risk of clogging the blood vessels due to intramuscular injection, but foreign substances etc. are always present before use. We are calling for you to visually check for any.

Okinawa Prefecture Large-scale inoculation suspended due to foreign matter contamination Resumed in another lot

On the 28th, a foreign substance was found in the Moderna vaccine at a large-scale inoculation center for the new coronavirus vaccine set up by Okinawa Prefecture, and vaccination at this center was temporarily suspended, but from the 30th, another lot number was assigned. It will be restarted with the vaccine.

According to Okinawa Prefecture, at the large-scale inoculation center in the prefecture set up in Naha City, foreign substances were found mixed in all over the country on the 28th, and the modelna with a number different from the three lot numbers that have already been deferred for use. A foreign body was found in the vaccine, and the prefecture suspended vaccination at this center.

After that, the prefecture decided to resume vaccination at this center from the 30th, saying that vaccines with different lot numbers in stock in the prefecture became available.

According to the prefecture, the number of people who could not be vaccinated on the 28th and 29th was 1579, including 484 who were scheduled to receive the first vaccination and 1095 who were planning to receive the second vaccination. Is being adjusted and will be announced in the future.

According to Okinawa Prefecture, 884 people were vaccinated with the same lot number as the vaccine in which the foreign substance was found on the 28th from the 27th to the 28th, but the foreign substance was found during the inoculation. It means that there are no reports of poor physical condition at this time.