WORLD Japan to start inoculation drive Wednesday with 40,000 medical workers

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Japan to start inoculation drive Wednesday with 40,000 medical workers

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18:44, February 16, 2021

A medical personnel presents a container used to preserve COVID-19 vaccines at the Kawasaki City College of Nursing in Kawasaki on January 27, 2021. /CFP

Japan will begin its COVID-19 inoculation drive on Wednesday, starting with 40,000 medical workers, Japan's vaccination program chief Taro Kono said at a news conference on Tuesday.

The European Union has approved the second shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Japan, which is expected to arrive next week, he added.

The Japanese government approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday.


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