Moderna destroyed about 400,000 doses of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine because of a malfunction during production.
This was reported by Bloomberg news agency on Friday, December 18.
In particular, there were problems with the filtration system at the final stage of production. As explained by United States government vaccine advisor Moncef Slaoui, the destroyed doses were part of a larger batch of the drug.
“Moderna will still be able to produce the planned 20 million doses this month and 85-100 million for the United States in the first quarter of 2021,” spokesman Ray Jordan promised.