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Japan starts administering COVID-19 vaccines

  • February 18, 2021
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All national dailies reported on the start on Wednesday of vaccination against COVID-19 for medical workers at hospitals in the Tokyo metropolitan area. A total of 125 staff members were inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine at eight hospitals. The GOJ is planning to expand the vaccination program to cover 100 medical facilities across the country by next week. Of the initial group of 40,000 healthcare workers, 20,000 will participate in a study to track potential side effects of the vaccine. A further 3.7 million front-line healthcare workers will begin being inoculated in March, followed by 36 million people aged 65 or older from April.

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