Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the government’s decision to suspend use of some 1.63 million doses of Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine — a move that followed the discovery of foreign materials in one batch — will have little impact on its national vaccine rollout plans.

“I’ve received a report from the health ministry saying that it will not have a big impact,” Suga told reporters. “I have instructed the health ministry that safety is the top priority.”

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