Packaging Issue Leads to Massive Moderna Vaccine Recall

Roughly half a million people received the shots before the problem was identified.

A recent AP News article discussed the recall of Moderna’s mRNA coronavirus vaccine due to contamination. The vials that house the vaccines were found to contain tiny particles of stainless steel. Though health ministry officials believe the high-grade stainless steel poses no health risks, the company was still forced to suspend 1.63 million doses. An investigation, led by Moderna and its Japanese partner Takeda Pharmaceuticals, concluded that the contamination occurred on the production line at the point where stops are added to the vials.

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