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  • Japan kicked off its covert 19 inoculation drive on Wednesday, the last of the Group of Seven nations to begin a major vaccine drive.

  • First in line to roll up their sleeves were Tokyo medical workers, including 37 year old nurse Junco Hasegawa.

  • I was a bit nervous as I work in a place which has a higher risk of infection.

  • By getting vaccinated, I think I can work with a little more reassurance.

  • But Japan faces a big hurdle.

  • A shortage off syringes meaning millions off Pfizer bio and tech vaccines could go to waste.

  • The government made urgent request to manufacturers, but they're struggling to ramp up production.

  • It's the latest headache for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who was struggling to win public support.

  • He's trying to defy the odds by pushing ahead with the Tokyo Olympics, set to start this July.

  • Though daily cases Aaron Decline, Tokyo and several prefectures remain in a state of emergency.

  • To stop the virus from spreading, Japan has signed contracts to get a combined total off 314 million doses from Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Madonna, more than enough for their population.

  • Still, a complete vaccine roll out for millions of medical staff and tens of millions of people aged 65 above could take more than a year, many months beyond the Olympic timeline.

Japan kicked off its covert 19 inoculation drive on Wednesday, the last of the Group of Seven nations to begin a major vaccine drive.

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Japan kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/17
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