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74% of Japan's population received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

18.10.2021 43 просмотров

More than 66% of people in Japan are fully vaccinated.


At least 74% of Japan's population of nearly 126 million have so far received at least one component of the novel coronavirus vaccine. This is evidenced by data released on Sunday by the Japanese Ministry of Health.

According to the agency, to date, more than 94.5 million people (74.7% of the population) have received one dose of the vaccine in Japan, and more than 83 people have received two doses. 6 million people (66.1%). At the same time, residents over the age of 65, of which there are more than 32.5 million people in Japan, have almost completely completed vaccination: so far, 90% of people in this age group have received two doses of the vaccine.

In the summer, the country faced a fifth a wave of the spread of coronavirus - the indicators of daily growth, as well as deaths among those infected, regularly updated their highs for the entire duration of the pandemic. However, in recent weeks in Japan, the daily increase in new cases of coronavirus infection has dropped sharply, which the authorities directly attribute to the active vaccination of the population. Currently, less than a thousand cases of infection are recorded per day, deaths have practically disappeared, and the number of severe cases of the disease has also sharply decreased. In Japan, vaccines against covid are used by the American-German consortium of Pfizer and BioNTech, the American company Moderna, and the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca. The country's authorities expect to vaccinate everyone by the end of November.

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