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Japan green light to vaccinate Pfizer for 12-15 year olds | RYT9

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Kyodo news agency reported that Japanese government approves COVID-19 vaccine Today, it marks the first time Japan has officially approved a pediatric vaccine.

Japan’s public health agency said children aged 12-15 will be able to get vaccinated for free, just like those aged 16 and over who had previously been eligible for vaccination.

Currently, about 6% of the 126 million people of Japan have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Which is a much lower ratio than other developed countries, Mr. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan, has pledged that Will accelerate the implementation of the vaccination plan The vaccination will be given to all elderly groups by July. This is the period when the Tokyo Olympic Games will begin.

Pfizer has submitted an application for the Japanese government to approve the use of the COVID-19 vaccine. For children 12-15 years, after clinical trials involving 2,260 pediatric participants, Pfizer’s vaccine was 100% effective in preventing asymptomatic infections.

Last February The Japanese government has approved the use of Pfizer’s vaccine for people aged 16 and over and has entered into an agreement to purchase the vaccine to make it enough for 97 million people, including orders from Moderna and AP. More Straseneca

Moderna has revealed the research results that Moderna vaccines are highly effective in children 12-17 years old, however Moderna vaccines are currently approved for use only for persons 18 years and older.

– Infoquest Translated and compiled by Krittika Nongsaeng Tel. 02-2535000 ext. 323 Email: [email protected]


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