Three contaminated Moderna doses found in Norway

Moderna vaccinePhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Contaminated Moderna doses have been found in Norway. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) has registered three complaints about particles in the Moderna vaccine.

The head of the vaccine supply, Knut Jønsrud at the FHI, confirmed the information to the newspaper Dagbladet.

Black particles have been found in the vials, which may be due to rubber particles coming loose from the rubber cap after perforation, i.e. when the syringe needle penetrates the rubber cap.

One of the findings was made on March 9 by the City of Oslo. The vial in question was discarded, and the Municipality sent it to the FHI.

Svein Rune Andersen, Director of the Norwegian Medicines Agency, doubts that Moderna vaccines from contaminated vials have been administered in Norway.

Japan has temporarily halted the use of 2.6 million Moderna doses following the discovery of contamination in several batches of vaccines.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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