Pfizer Is The First Covid-19 Vaccine to be Approved in Japan
Tokyo, Japan Releasing its first approval for a vaccine against coronovirus on Sunday, it said it would use the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine to vaccinate frontline health care workers this week.
Japan has been slower than the United States and Europe to authorize any coronavirus vaccine, but it is also Time was luxury. Public health measures have successfully kept infection rates low, and the country of 126 million people has recorded fewer than 7,000 deaths since the epidemic began.
Nevertheless, the introduction of vaccination is an important development for Japan. The number of daily new infections in the country reached a peak of around 8,000 in early January State of emergency declared In Tokyo and other areas that have been extended until March 7 due to the presence of new, more infectious coronavirus variants.
According to a New York Times database, the number of daily new infections has since dropped drastically, well below the seven-day average.
Authorities plan to first vaccinate a select group of health care workers who would later administer shots to other medical professionals.
According to the plans published by the Ministry of Health, the vaccine will be applied to the elderly and high-risk populations at the end of spring. But Japan is unlikely to have its entire population vaccinated before Hosts the olympic games This summer, and it has stated that athletes and other attendees will not need to be vaccinated in advance.