Since the vaccination campaign was launched in February, only 4% of Japanese people have been vaccinated with at least one dose.
It is expected that the Ministry of Health of the country will officially give the “green light” for the use of these drugs on Friday, May 21.
Vaccinations with these drugs are planned to be made in mass vaccination centers conducted by the Self-Defense Forces in Tokyo and Osaka, as well as in similar institutions established by some prefectures.
The publication writes that the supply of two new drugs will help speed up the vaccination program in Japan, which is progressing at a fairly slow pace compared to other developed countries. So, since the launch of the vaccination campaign in February, only 4% of Japanese people have been vaccinated with at least one dose. At the same time, the country’s population is 126 million.
Japan has already signed a contract with Moderna for the supply of 50 million doses of vaccines, and with AstraZeneca for 120 million doses.
Earlier it was reported that in Japan, the number of citizens calling for the cancellation of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo is growing due to the situation with the coronavirus pandemic.