Japan’s Suga Visits COVID-19 Vaccination Site

TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga visited Thursday the National Hospital Organization's Tokyo Medical Center in Meguro Ward, where the country’s COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched, to inspect the rollout.

“I felt that the medical professionals also have great hopes for the vaccines,” he was quoted as saying.

Suga said his visit “reinforced” his desire to make the vaccines accessible to all people in the country as soon as possible

“We will continue to work hard to provide information that is easy to understand so that everyone who gets the vaccine can do so with a sense of assuredness,” he stated.

Japan began administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to an initial group of 40,000 medical professionals at 100 hospitals nationwide on Wednesday. The Suga administration aims to inoculate senior citizens aged 65 and older from April. - Florenda Corpuz

(Photo courtesy of the Cabinet Public Relations Office, Cabinet Secretariat)