TOKYO – More than 50 million people in Japan have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced.
According to the PMO, 52,538,669 individuals have already been fully inoculated in the country against the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, 119,818,884 COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered, 67,280,215 of which were given as a first dose.
Three different types of novel coronavirus vaccines have been authorized in the country so far – Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca, which is limited to people aged 40 and over.
The country of 126 million people began its vaccination program in mid-February with the Pfizer-BioNTech shot.
COVID-19 has infected 1,300,353 and killed 15,631 people in Japan as of Aug. 23. - Florenda Corpuz
(The Pfizer building in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area on Aug. 24. Photo by Din Eugenio)