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More than 50% of elderly have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  • June 24, 2021
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NHK reported this afternoon that according to data released by the government today, 51.09% of people aged 65 or older in Japan had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 17.51% had received their second dose as of June 23, about two months after the start of vaccination. The network added that the government believes that all elderly people who wish to be inoculated will be fully vaccinated by the end of July. Among the 47 prefectures, Saga ranked highest in percentage of elderly who had been vaccinated as of yesterday, with 68.33% receiving their first dose and 29.25% receiving their second dose. In Tokyo, 51.77% had received their first dose and 17.88% had received their second dose.

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