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Health Minister Visits Takeda Manufacturing Site for Novavax Jab, Stresses Need to Handle Diverse Modalities in Japan

By Yoshinori Sagehash June 24, 2022
Health Minister Shigeyuki Goto on June 23 visited Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Hikari plant in the namesake southwestern Japan city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, where Novavax’s COVID-19 jab Nuvaxovid is being manufactured. “It is a critical challenge to produce and secure stable supplies…

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