Covid-19: Japan to vaccinate all citizens below 65 years, says health minister – News 24-7 Live News 24-7 Live
Covid-19: Japan to vaccinate all citizens below 65 years, says health minister

Covid-19: Japan to vaccinate all citizens below 65 years, says health minister

The health ministry had already instructed municipalities to begin sending vaccination vouchers to all those eligible under 65 from the middle of June. But now, even those without underlying medical conditions will be able to get their jab upon receiving the voucher next month.

The ministry had already instructed municipalities to begin sending vaccination vouchers to all those eligible under 65 from the middle of June. But now, even those without underlying medical conditions will be able to get their jab upon receiving the voucher next month.

“if we wait until everyone (with underlying conditions) has been vaccinated, we don’t know when it will be completed,” health, labour and welfare minister Norihisa Tamura said on a program aired by public broadcaster NHK World.

Those who qualify to receive priority vaccinations will need to report to municipalities independently, as the government has no data available as to exactly how many people are eligible.

Kyodo News reported that Japan’s vaccination programme was launched in February for front-line health workers and expanded to those 65 and older in April. The government planned to vaccinate those with underlying conditions, those working for nursing homes and finally, the general public after finishing vaccinating the elderly by July 31.

News Source : Hindustan Times

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Report News
Google