Contaminated COVID vaccines suspected to have caused the deaths of 2 men in Japan
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has today confirmed that two men have died around 48 hours after receiving their second Moderna doses from vials that were among batches later suspended following the discovery of contaminants.
The contaminants are reported to have been metallic particles.
The two deceased were aged in their 30’s. Both had fevers the day after recieving their doses according to the Ministry.
The tragic news comes just days after the Ministry revealed it was scrabbling to stop the use of 1.63 million Moderna doses shipped to 863 vaccination centres across Japan, after distributor, Takeda Pharmaceutical, received reports of contaminants in some vials.