Vaccination for elderly aims to be accomplished by June this year
With the current schedule of COVID-19 vaccination for over 65 years old citizens starts from the end of March, Suga Prime Minister declared to aim to accomplish the twice vaccinations for elderly within 3 months.
Also, regarding the disclosure of vaccination information, Suga Prime Minister made a comment that the government would like to try for the prompt disclosure of minutes of council regarding the safely and effectiveness at Budget Committee of the lower house of the Diet on 25th-Jan.
As of now Feb 2021, according to the clinical study from other countries such as America, virus suppression effect is being expected by the vaccination. Many foreigners living in Japan may concern when they will get vaccination.
According to announcement from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, current vaccination schedule is: medical workers from late February, elderly from late March to late April, citizens having pre-existing conditions or care workers for dates starting after April, and afterward the others are sequentially getting vaccination.
A large number of foreigners are living in Japan. For foreign residents, the availability of vaccination is supposed to be the focus of their attention.
Furthermore, many of them should concern if vaccination for non Japanese will be later than Japanese, or if they can get vaccination before leaving Japan and so on.
It is expected both Japanese and foreigners are getting vaccination at the same time due to there is no exception regarding vaccination period for foreigners released from government in Japan so far.
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