Japan starts coronavirus vaccine rollout with health care workers

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Wed, 2021-02-17 05:54

TOKYO: Japan began vaccinating health care workers against the coronavirus on Wednesday, rolling out a cautious inoculation program with just over five months until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Japan has so far approved only the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and started administering the first shots at a Tokyo hospital on Wednesday morning.
Tokyo Medical Center director Kazuhiro Araki became the first person in Japan to receive the vaccine outside of clinical trials.

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