February 16th According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), Japan will take the lead in starting the coronavirus vaccination work from February 17th, targeting about 10,000 to 20,000 medical staff.
On February 15, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held an expert meeting in the province to instruct local governments to conduct at least 15 minutes of allergy observation after vaccination against the novel coronavirus.
On February 14, the Japanese government approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and others in the United States. It plans to vaccinate medical personnel first from the 17th, and expand the vaccination population to other groups such as the elderly after April.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on the 15th: “At present, the biggest problem facing the country is the vaccination problem.
In order to carry out vaccination quickly and smoothly, we must gather the forces of relevant parties to deal with it together.” He said that every effort will be made to do a good job of vaccination.
The Japanese government will publicize the relevant information based on scientific research results such as vaccine effects and adverse reactions to the citizens so that they are well known. In addition, the cost of vaccination is also fully borne by the state.
In order to control the spread of the pandemic while promoting economic activities, the Japanese government will vigorously promote the smooth implementation of vaccination.
At the same time, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held an expert meeting on the 15th to decide that local governments will be instructed to conduct at least 15 minutes of allergy observation after vaccination of the vaccinator.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare revealed that when the Pfizer vaccine was inoculated in the United States, some inoculated people had severe allergic reactions called “systemic allergic reactions”.
As of January 18, an average of 200,000 doses had occurred, 90% of which occurred within 30 minutes after vaccination.
In view of this, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has decided to issue instructions to the local government that carries out vaccination, requiring them to observe people with a history of severe allergies for at least 30 minutes after vaccination; in addition, people should also observe for at least 15 minutes, and take immediate first aid measures if they have allergic reactions.
In addition, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has also decided to implement a questionnaire of 3 million people who are vaccinated to understand the adverse reactions after vaccination.