Breaking News
Get Actionable Insights with InvestingPro+: Start 7 Day FREE Trial Register here
Investing Pro 0
Ad-Free Version. Upgrade your Investing.com experience. Save up to 40% More details

Two die in Japan after shots from suspended Moderna vaccines - Japan govt

WorldAug 28, 2021 06:41AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
 
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) -Two people died after receiving Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) Inc COVID-19 vaccine shots that were among lots later suspended following the discovery of contaminants, Japan's health ministry said on Saturday.

The men in their 30s died this month within days of receiving their second Moderna doses, the ministry said in a release. Each had a shot from one of three manufacturing lots suspended on Thursday. The causes of death are being investigated.

Japan halted the use of 1.63 million Moderna doses https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-withdraws-16-mln-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-doses-over-contamination-nikkei-2021-08-25 shipped to 863 vaccination centres nationwide, more than a week after the domestic distributor, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, received reports of contaminants in some vials.

"At this time, we do not have any evidence that these deaths are caused by the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine," Moderna and Takeda said in a statement on Saturday. "It is important to conduct a formal investigation to determine whether there is any connection."

The government has also said no safety or efficacy issues had been identified and the suspension of the three Moderna batches was a precaution.

Fumie Sakamoto, the infection control manager at St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo, cautioned against drawing a connection between the shots and the fatalities reported on Saturday.

"There may only be a temporal relationship between vaccination and death," Sakamoto told Reuters. "There are so many things we still don't know to make any conclusions on these two cases."

The contaminants found in some vials in Japan are believed to be metallic particles, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing health ministry sources.

Japan has administered more than 124 million COVID-19 vaccine shots, with about 44% of the population fully inoculated.

As of Aug. 8, 991 people had died in Japan after receiving shots of Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE)'s vaccine and 11 after receiving Moderna's, but no causality between the injections and the deaths has been established, according to the health ministry. Adverse reactions have been reported at a frequency of 0.01% for the Moderna shot.

In the fatalities reported on Saturday, each man had a fever the day after his second dose and died two days after getting the fever. There has been no evidence that their shots contained contaminants, a health ministry official told reporters.

Two die in Japan after shots from suspended Moderna vaccines - Japan govt
 

Related Articles

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with other users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:  

  •            Enrich the conversation, don’t trash it.

  •           Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed. 

  •           Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically. Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user. Racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases. Comments that are written in all caps and contain excessive use of symbols will be removed.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and comments containing links will be removed. Phone numbers, email addresses, links to personal or business websites, Skype/Telegram/WhatsApp etc. addresses (including links to groups) will also be removed; self-promotional material or business-related solicitations or PR (ie, contact me for signals/advice etc.), and/or any other comment that contains personal contact specifcs or advertising will be removed as well. In addition, any of the above-mentioned violations may result in suspension of your account.
  • Doxxing. We do not allow any sharing of private or personal contact or other information about any individual or organization. This will result in immediate suspension of the commentor and his or her account.
  • Don’t monopolize the conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also strongly believe in giving everyone a chance to air their point of view. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
Comments (9)
Franco Dominguez
Franco Dominguez Aug 28, 2021 10:22PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
the name is graphene and everybody knows it
Forex Harbingers
Forex Harbingers Aug 28, 2021 4:08PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Is no one talking about the toxic metal particle's found in J&J vaccines? No? Just me?
Thanh Bình Vũ
Thanh Bình Vũ Aug 28, 2021 12:43PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Pfize number 1
Jose Maderno
Jose Maderno Aug 28, 2021 11:33AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Propaganda or click bait...  the only types of "news" Reuters "makes up".
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Aug 28, 2021 10:34AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
They list all vaccines ingredients that ur may b allergic to those. Make sure u have none. Otherwise, u may ended up dead from allergic reaction
Sol Wein
Sol Wein Aug 28, 2021 9:44AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Nothing to see here move along
Alex Malmstrom
Alex Malmstrom Aug 28, 2021 9:38AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Irony: survive the pandemic, die from the vaccination.
Adrian White
Adrian White Aug 28, 2021 9:38AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Dying "after" the vaccine does not automatically mean dying "from" the vaccine.
Anthony Cloud
Anthony Cloud Aug 28, 2021 9:12AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
“There are so many things we still do not know.” Good luck, and don’t say you weren’t warned
Val Lange
Val Lange Aug 28, 2021 6:18AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Buy the best, Pfizer!
yesyes yes yes yes
yesyes yes yes yes Aug 28, 2021 6:18AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Did you read? It says over 8k deaths from pfizer shot and 11 from moderna…
Adrian White
Adrian White Aug 28, 2021 6:18AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This comment has already been saved in your Saved Items
Did YOU "even read" yesyes? It says 991 people, not 8,981. And it just said that they died some time after getting the vaccine, NOT "as a result of" getting the vaccine. Don't confuse correlation with causality.
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email