Pfizer’s vaccine special approval on the 14th, the reform award on the 16th explained the schedule
1300 new confirmations on the 12th… Less than 2,000 people in six consecutive days
|[AP/뉴시스] On December 27, 2020, in Turin, Italy, where a member of the EU gave a vaccination injection of the Pfizer-Bioentech Corona 19 vaccine, medical staff are holding a purple capped Pfizer vaccine injection bottle. January 3, 2021|
According to NHK and Nippon Geizai Shimbun (Nikkei) on the 12th, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare expert vice president held a meeting that day and approved the approval, saying that the vaccine of Pfizer, a US pharmaceutical company, was recognized by the authorities.
At a press conference on the same day, Norihisa Tamura, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare received an evaluation that Pfizer’s vaccine was “sufficiently effective, so it will not be difficult to approve it.” It becomes a form of doing.”
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare aims to start vaccination on the 17th after approval. It will be the first COVID-19 vaccine in Japan.
Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide told reporters at the Prime Minister’s residence on the night of the 12th, “I will try to inoculate the people as soon as possible.”
The vaccination on the 17th starts with the medical worker first. Afterwards, the vaccines are given in the order of the elderly, those with underlying diseases, 60-64 years old, and the general public according to the amount of vaccine supplied.
The specific vaccination schedule, etc., will be explained through a press conference by Taro Gono, who is in charge of vaccines, on the 16th through a press conference.
Meanwhile, according to a summary of announcements by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and local governments by NHK, 1300 new confirmed cases were confirmed on the 12th. Since the 7th, the number of new infected people has been below 2,000 for six consecutive days. The cumulative number of infected people was 41,3931.
The number of new deaths was 63. The cumulative death toll rose to 6880. The number of severely ill patients is 701.
The number of new infections per day has decreased compared to when it recorded 7882 on the 8th.
However, the Japanese government has decided not to lift the emergency declarations issued to 10 metropolitan local governments, including Tokyo, until the 7th of next month.
Prime Minister Suga emphasized at the Corona 19 Countermeasure Headquarters meeting that day, “it is necessary to properly continue the measures taken until now, which have started to be effective, to reduce inpatients and severely injured people.”
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