Japan Disposes Of Sixth Pfizer Vaccine Batch

Japan Disposes Of Sixth Pfizer Vaccine Batch
Japan Disposes Of Sixth Pfizer Vaccine Batch

Video: Japan Disposes Of Sixth Pfizer Vaccine Batch

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In Japan, one-sixth of a batch of coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech will be disposed of due to the nature of the capsule storage and transportation of the drug.

Government Secretary General Katsunobu Kato said most clinics do not have the technical equipment to use the full volume of the drug from each capsule containing six doses of the drug. Thus, one of the doses in each capsule is sent to the "trash heap", writes Lenta.ru.

In order to use the full volume of the drug, special syringes are needed, which are not available in most Japanese clinics, Kato notes.

We are trying to stock up on these special syringes,”he added, stressing that getting the right amount of them is extremely difficult.

Due to such "waste", delays in the implementation of the vaccination plan of the population are possible. Thus, vaccinations with Pfizer will reach the planned level only in five months, and about 12 million Japanese people will not be able to get vaccinated in the first wave of vaccinations.

NEWS.ru previously wrote that French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to integrate vaccines from the Russian Federation and China against the new coronavirus into the international mechanism to combat the pandemic. According to him, it is only necessary to wait for the registration of drugs by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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