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Japan mulls offering free COVID-19 vaccines to all residents 

  • September 3, 2020
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei and Sankei wrote that the GOJ is considering offering coronavirus vaccines free of charge to all residents of Japan. The papers wrote that the government is planning to offer vaccines to people at high risk of developing severe symptoms, including the elderly and health care workers, first. The government is also considering using national funds to pay the full cost of immunization to ensure that the mass vaccination program is implemented smoothly. According to the papers, the government will discuss the details of the program at its experts’ panel subcommittee and other venues. 

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