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In Japan, more than 70% of the population is fully vaccinated against coronavirus

26.10.2021 119 просмотров

More than 97.1 million people (76.7% of the population) received a single dose of the vaccine in Japan.


More than 70% of Japan's population of nearly 126 million have so far been vaccinated with two components of the coronavirus vaccine. This is evidenced by data released on Tuesday by the Japanese Ministry of Health.

According to the agency, more than 97.1 million people (76.7% of the population) received one dose of the vaccine in Japan, and more than 88.7 million people received two doses of the vaccine. (70.1%). At the same time, residents over the age of 65, of which there are more than 32.5 million people in Japan, are already completing vaccination: so far, 90% of people in this age group have received two doses of the vaccine.

Last 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. Tokyo had the lowest number of new cases of coronavirus infection in 2021 last week - on Friday, this figure was at 26 new cases per day.

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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