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Japan, foreign substances were discovered one after another in moderna vaccines. Following the suspension of 1.63 million doses earlier, vaccination was also stopped in Okinawa. Our government is checking to see if any of these vaccines have been distributed in Korea.

Correspondent Yoo Seong-jae from Tokyo.

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Moderna vaccine, which the Japanese government announced on the 26th, was made in Spain.

When a black foreign substance presumed to be a piece of metal was found in 39 bottles with the batch number '3004667', the use of vaccines with all three batch numbers was stopped by adding two other batch numbers produced in the same factory at the same time. I did.

A total of 1.63 million inoculation doses have been distributed to 889 inoculation sites in 5 metropolitan areas including Tokyo so far.

Two men in their 30s, who received two doses of each of the vaccines included here before the vaccination was stopped, died three days after the vaccination.

In the midst of this, a foreign substance was also found in the Moderna vaccine, which was being prepared for inoculation in Okinawa yesterday (28th).

With a different moderna vaccine from the previously discontinued serial number, local authorities are stopping vaccination and checking the exact composition of the foreign material.

The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that all of the Moderna vaccines that came into Korea this month were from the United States, and none of the previously supplied Spanish-made vaccines had a serial number that had stopped inoculation in Japan.

In addition, he added that for the vaccine that was found in Okinawa yesterday, the serial number was checked and whether or not it was distributed in the country is being investigated.

(Video coverage: Cheol-min Han, Video editing: Mira Yu)