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Japan governors agree to share information on vaccinations

  • February 15, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:05 p.m.
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Tokyo, Feb. 15 (Jiji Press)–A task force of the National Governors’ Association agreed Monday to share information on vaccinations against the new coronavirus, expected to start in Japan on Wednesday.

At the first meeting of the task force for coronavirus vaccinations held online, participants agreed to gather and share information on successful cases of vaccinations as well as on the challenges involved.

They also agreed to make recommendations to the central government if necessary.

The task force, headed by Shinji Hirai, governor of Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, will conduct surveys to learn about each local government’s efforts in carrying out inoculation programs and what kind of requests they have for the central government.

At the videoconference, Kamon Iizumi, chairman of the association and governor of Tokushima Prefecture, western Japan, said, “We cannot make any mistakes (in vaccinations) at all.”

“We face a very critical stage in moving toward a hopeful post-coronavirus era,” Iizumi added.

Many participants called on the state to provide adequate information related to vaccination schedules swiftly.

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