April 30 (Xinhua) — The city of Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, has provided vaccinations to city officials after collecting remnants of Coronavirus vaccine that should have been discarded, the website of the Japan Broadcasting Association reported Wednesday. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare banned such acts on the grounds that foreign material may be mixed, the specific situation is under investigation.
Reported that Japan is currently in the elderly Pfizer vaccine, each bottle can provide five vaccinations, but will leave some residue. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has asked local governments to discard the residue and not collect it to provide vaccinations, citing the possibility of foreign mixing.
But the city of Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, was found to have violated regulations by vaccinating government workers, and the city’s mayor said on social media that “15 copies of the vaccine residue were collected and vaccinated for the staff involved in the vaccination work”. The Ishigaki municipal government also said that “there are no cases of adverse reactions, will be clear relevant facts to respond.”