December 18 According to a report by Japan’s NHK TV station on the 18th, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, Welfare and Labour has issued instructions to start vacculating medical practitioners against the novel coronavirus in late February 2021, the elderly in late March, and the others will start vaccination after April to ensure the supply of vaccines. Should.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has reached relevant agreements with three pharmaceutical companies in Europe and the United States to provide the novel coronavirus vaccine to Japan once it is successfully developed, and the vaccination will be carried out in the first half of next year (2021). On the 18th, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced the vaccination plan to prefectures and cities and villages in Japan.
According to the program, about 10,000 medical workers will be vaccinated from February 2021, and the remaining 3 million medical personnel will be vaccinated in mid-March. Vaccinations for the elderly in late March and others after April, giving priority to people with basic patients.
Japan has reached an agreement with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca and Modena to purchase a total of 290 million doses of coronavirus vaccine. If each person is injected two doses as required, the vaccine purchased by Japan will be enough to 145 million people.