COVID-19 vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time

Japan has decided to expand its vaccination programme to include those below the age of 65 even without underlying health conditions to accelerate the vaccination rollout that has been slower than most other developed nations.

The Ministry of Health of Japan plans to put this decision into action from July 2021 through its municipalities which is a change from its earlier plan of vaccinating the general population post completion of the same for the elderly (above the age of 65) after 31 July.

While those with underlying conditions will generally be given priority, the government is looking to speed up the country's vaccine rollout to restrict the spread of infections to more than the 10 prefectures already in a state of emergency.

To know more read the entire article originally published in Kyodo News here.

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