Japan begins vaccination for elderly people

New Delhi: Japan began COVID-19 vaccinations for its sizable elderly population today, All India Radio (AIR) reported

Shots for people aged 65 and above began at 120 sites across the country.

According to a health ministry schedule about 2,810 people in Tokyo are expected to get a shot from the first batch, the report said

After visiting a vaccination center in Hachioji, west of Tokyo, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he expected to secure 100 million vaccine doses by the end of June, more than enough to give two doses to the elderly population of 36 million, the AIR report said.

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