Japan’s Suga Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Ahead of U.S. Visit

TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday has received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in front of cameras at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine as he prepares to visit the United States in April for a summit meeting with President Joe Biden.

“It didn’t hurt that much, and I was able to finish it smoothly,” the 72-year-old leader told the press after getting the jab. “We will create an environment where everyone can get vaccinated with peace of mind,” he said.

He is scheduled to get the second dose of the vaccine in three weeks. - Florenda Corpuz

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