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Kono says Japan to establish new system for managing coronavirus vaccination

  • January 26, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Sankei wrote that Administrative Reform Minister Kono said on Monday that the government will develop a system to comprehensively manage personal information in order to promote the smooth administration of COVID-19 vaccines. The papers report the government is considering distributing vaccination tickets to all residents of Japan so they can use the tickets to get vaccinated against the virus at medical institutions. Under the envisaged system, municipal governments will register the numbers on the tickets and the numbers on residents’ “My Number” cards used for social security and taxation purposes, and medical institutions will check these numbers before residents undergo vaccination.

 

According to Sankei, Kono also said on Monday that Japan will hold a vaccination simulation in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Wednesday to assess how long it will take and how extensive the system needs to be to implement the vaccination program.

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