Japan Administers Over 150M COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in Seven Months

TOKYO – The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Japan has crossed 150 million on Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced.

A total of 69,837,576 people have been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, while 85,134,310 have received at least one shot of the two-dose regimens, the PMO said.

The country launched its COVID-19 inoculation campaign in mid-February for health workers with the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. The Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines also received approval from the health ministry, with the latter limited only to people aged 40 and over. - Florenda Corpuz

(Article cover photo: An elderly couple is seen entering the premises of the mass vaccination site in Tokyo on June 18. | Din Eugenio)