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U.S. drugmaker pledges to provide COVID-19 vaccine to Japan

  • October 30, 2020
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All national dailies reported on a Health Ministry announcement yesterday that it has sealed a contract with U.S. pharmaceutical firm Moderna to receive 50 million doses of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Takeda Pharmaceutical will be responsible for supplying the vaccine in Japan beginning in the first half of next year under a three-way agreement with Moderna and the ministry. The U.S. company was the third international drug manufacturer following Pfizer and AstraZeneca to promise to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Japan.

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