On the evening of the 21st local time, Taro Kono, Japan’s Minister for Administrative Reform in Coordinating the Vaccination Program, said on Fuji TV that due to the limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, the vaccination for 36 million elderly people, originally scheduled for April, will be launched on a small scale, and then expand in stages. Big.
According to Japanese media reports, because the number of medical staff who are given priority vaccination is between 1 million and 4.7 million more than originally estimated, the vaccination for the elderly may be carried out later than previously planned.
Meanwhile, the third batch of vaccine ordered by the Japanese government is unknown when it will be delivered.
Taro Kono said that according to current projections, the supply of vaccines for Japan will increase from May.
The Japanese government will adjust its vaccination schedule this week based on the expected availability of vaccines, he said.