Japan Surpasses 185M COVID-19 Jabs Administered

TOKYO – Japan has administered more than 185 million novel coronavirus vaccinations across the country since it started its inoculation program in mid-February this year.

It has fully vaccinated 88,797,909 or 70.1 percent of the eligible population, and 97,181,292 or 76.7 percent have had the first shot of the two-dose regimens.

Japan aims to fully inoculate the people who wish to receive shots against the deadly virus by November.

So far, the country has reported 1,716,938 COVID-19 cases and 18,199 deaths.

On Monday, it logged 153 fresh cases, falling below 200 for the first time since July 6, 2020. - Florenda Corpuz

(Article cover photo: Jimbocho Book Town in Tokyo on Oct. 14. | Photo by Din Eugenio)