February 10th – Japan will start vaccination from late February, and whether and when to get vaccinations first for members of the royal family has become a concern of all walks of life in Japan.
Japan’s Uycoside Agency said that it would study the vaccination plan formulated by the government in detail before making a decision.
Among the members of the royal family, there are several elderly people such as Akihito and his wife. The cadres of the palace hall said that “there will be no priority to vaccination because they are the royal family”.
According to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency on the 10th, according to the Japanese government’s plan, after medical personnel, people above 65 elderly people in Japan will be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as early as April.
In addition to the Akihito couple, there are also the 97-year-old Yuriko, the oldest princess of Sanyu, and the seven royal families, who are eligible for vaccination, the Changlu Palace couple, Princess Nobuko Kanhito and Princess Takamoto Palace.
According to Japanese media, during the epidemic of the new influenza virus in 2009, Emperor Akihito gave priority to influenza vaccination because of basic diseases.
The Japanese government is currently conducting a simplified procedure “extra-clearance” for the coronavirus vaccines of two British and American companies that have been ordered, and about 10,000 medical personnel in Tokyo are expected to take the lead in vaccination from February 17.