From Jiji Press
April 10 2021
TOKYO – Japan will begin administering COVID-19 vaccine to elderly citizens in some areas Monday, the second priority group after medical workers, whose inoculations started in February.
The government plans to distribute a total of 97,500 shots of the vaccine developed by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc. to all 47 prefectures in the country by Sunday.
With vaccine supplies to local governments set to accelerate, inoculations of people aged 65 or over are expected to move into full swing in all municipalities by early May.
The second priority group has around 36 million people, including those who turn 65 during the current fiscal year from April.
Elderly people will receive their shots in principle at municipalities where they are registered as residents. It is necessary to receive a second shot three weeks after the first one.