February 8th According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 8th, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare said that in view of the inquiries received from local governments about the transportation method of coronavirus vaccines, a guide for the safe transportation of vaccines will be formulated, and said that it would be presented to local governments in February.
It is reported that around the vaccine of Pfizer, a U.S. pharmaceutical company, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has asked local governments to keep the vaccine in a medical institution and other environment of about minus 75 degrees Celsius, and, if necessary, distribute it to the clinic responsible for vaccination.
At present, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved the entrustment of vaccine transportation to distribution companies.
It is reported that some local governments are planning to entrust motorcycle delivery companies and others to deliver.
However, Pfizer said: “Vaccines need to be carefully kept.
At present, there is no data to guarantee the quality of the vaccine after transportation by motorcycles and so on in non-freezing state.
This method may not be worth recommending.”
On February 7, Japan reported 1,631 new confirmed cases and 52 new deaths.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the number of severe cases is 795.
On the same day, Tokyo reported 429 new confirmed cases, less than 1,000 for 10 consecutive days, and for the first time since February 1, fewer than 500 cases.
The number of severe cases according to Tokyo Metropolitan Standard is 3 fewer than on the 6th, to 111.