Japan Tops 50M COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered

TOKYO – Japan on Monday topped 50 million novel coronavirus vaccine shots administered to people in the country, according to data from the Prime Minister’s Office.

A total of 18,320,798 people have been fully vaccinated, while 32,550,165 people have received at least one dose of the two-shot COVID-19 jabs made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the PMO said.

Taro Kono, minister in charge of vaccinations, said Tuesday that adequate vaccine supplies will arrive in the country by the end of September. - 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)