When Japanese moderna vaccine foreign substances were discovered one after another, the government began to check whether the product was also distributed in Korea.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced today (29th) that it was "confirming the relevant serial number" in response to the report that an additional foreign body was discovered in the Moderna vaccine in Okinawa, Japan.

According to the Japanese local media, the vaccination was stopped after a black foreign substance was found in the Moderna vaccine, which was scheduled to be used the afternoon of the previous day, at a regional vaccination center installed in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.

It was confirmed that no one received the vaccine before the suspension and reported any health damage.

Earlier on the 26th, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced that foreign substances that looked like metal were found in 39 unused bottles with the same serial number among the moderna vaccines imported from Spain at 8 inoculation sites operated by 5 regional organizations including Tokyo.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has imposed a ban on the use of vaccines with a total of 3 batch numbers of about 1.63 million doses, including vaccines manufactured at the same Spanish plant of Moderna, in addition to the vaccine with the corresponding batch number containing foreign substances.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is checking whether vaccines with the same serial number as the products that have been additionally reported in Okinawa Prefecture are being distributed in Korea.