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Moderna says Takeda plans to recall three lots of suspended Covid-19 vaccine

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  • Moderna said on Wednesday its Japanese distribution partner, Takeda Pharmaceutical, planned to initiate the recall of three lots of its Covid-19 vaccine that were suspended due to contamination.
  • Japan's health ministry said particles of stainless steel were found in suspended Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, but it did not expect they would pose an additional health risk.

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Nurses draw vaccine doses from a vial as Maryland residents receive their second dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at the Cameron Grove Community Center on March 25, 2021 in Bowie, Maryland.
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Moderna said on Wednesday its Japanese distribution partner, Takeda Pharmaceutical, planned to initiate the recall of three lots of its Covid-19 vaccine that were suspended due to contamination.

Japan's health ministry said particles of stainless steel were found in suspended Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, but it did not expect they would pose an additional health risk.