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Contaminants have been found in Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines at a mass vaccination centre in Japan’s Okinawa prefecture just days after another fouled batch was blamed for two deaths.
Moderna is the same vaccine Health Minister Greg Hunt says he hopes to see being administered to Australian teenagers and young people before the end of the year.
The Okinawa vaccines are from different Moderna lots already banned by the Japanese government due to reports of contamination and the two confirmed deaths, NHK said on Sunday.
An unidentified black substance was spotted in syringes and a vial, while pink impurities were observed in a different syringe filled with vaccine at the Okinawa centre, NHK reported.
I doubt vaccine manufacturing would be immune to such problems.
increase in defects and contamination and lowers quality control standards
originally posted by: themessengernevermatters
Rushed manufacturing leads to an increase in defects and contamination and lowers quality control standards in almost all industries. I doubt vaccine manufacturing would be immune to such problems.