Gunma latest prefecture to find contaminants in Moderna vaccine – Japan Today

TOKYO The Gunma prefectural government said Sunday that foreign substances were discovered in Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the latest in a series of contaminants in the company’s product reported in Japan over the past several days.

Blackish foreign matter, less than 0.5 millimeters in size, was spotted during pre-inoculation inspections in a vial that has a different lot number from those of the three lots suspended Thursday for use and another found Saturday in Okinawa containing black and pink substances.

The contaminant issue started Thursday when the ministry said foreign substances have been confirmed in 39 unused vials at eight vaccination sites in Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Gifu and Aichi.

Gunma latest prefecture to find contaminants in Moderna vaccine – Japan Today