Japan Surpasses 100M COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered

TOKYO – Japan on Tuesday topped 100 million novel coronavirus vaccine shots administered, according to data from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

A total of 43,283,582 residents have been fully vaccinated against the highly contagious virus, while 59,629,433 have received at least one shot of the two-dose regimens, the PMO said.

Japan began its COVID-19 vaccination program in mid-February with the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. The Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines also received approval from the health ministry, with the latter limited to people aged 40 and over. - Florenda Corpuz

(Article cover photo: People are seen exiting the mass novel coronavirus vaccination center in Tokyo’s Otemachi business district on Aug. 7. Photo by Din Eugenio)