U.S. Pfizer Ceo Albert Bourla has agreed to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s request to provide additional doses of Coronavirus vaccine to Japan, said Taro Kono, who is in charge of administrative reform of Japan’s vaccination efforts, Kyodo News reported Thursday.
According to reports, Yoshihide Suga during his visit to the United States on the morning of the 17th local time held telephone talks with Bora, requesting additional supplies of vaccines. Bora responded by saying it would move forward quickly and work closely with the Japanese government.
The Japanese government has signed contracts with Pfizer for the supply of about 72 million vaccines, which will be added on that basis. Taro Kawano did not disclose the specific quantity of additional supplies and the content of the contract, saying only that “in the future will coordinate the detailed distribution schedule.”
According to Taro Kono, Japan is expected to get enough vaccines by the end of September for all people over the age of 16.
Japan’s Kyodo news agency previously reported that The vaccination rate in Japan’s Coronavirus is less than 1%. As of April 9, only 1.1 million people in Japan had been vaccinated against at least one dose of Coronavirus vaccine, all of them health care workers, but less than a quarter of the total number of health care workers, accounting for 0.87 percent of japan’s total population.