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Interesting to see that the Tokyo University is not included, probably the size makes it too similar to the National Government and it is still in the middle of meetings and consultations to decide what to do.

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here we see a photo of a patient being led into walled off area for privacy during a vaccination - privacy is of course respected at all times, with overhead cameras, tv crews and a larger cluster of people in close proximity inside the area than outside.

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Me still waiting for my invitation!

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I received my 2 dates for my 2 shots just this morning here at my company.

End of July, I am fully vaccinated.

Very very nice!

I hope the side effects will not be too strong.

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Had to spend ¥10,000 both ways on a car service to get my first shot in the arm at the office today (no trains or subways for me). Worth every Yen! I wish my wife could get one as well. The only way out of this is to vaccinate ourselves out of this, i’m just so shocked it’s taking this long!

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I thought Japanese people were immune to this virus considering how many have been carrying on for the last year.

Anyway, good luck to those being normal and just getting the damn thing!

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Look at all those empty seats. SMH.

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"I hope I can experience a more student-like life soon."

Yes, young man. You can now sit in silence in an actual physical classroom, never asking questions, occasionally sleeping, and joining a pointless circle.

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UTokyo will be starting in early July.

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Japan starting to smash the vaccine rollout. Just a shame they started so late.

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Japan is losing [and may have lost] all credibility with the world as an efficient people ~ due to this debacle known as Japan's COIVID 19 vaccine response failure.

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Japanese, unlike Westerners, will continue to use masks even after being vaccinated.

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Heard mine will start in September, with the plan being to wait after many have been vacinnated elsewhere. Too expensive to implement, they reckon. So universities are somehow losing money by offering their services??

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I'm a doctoral student living in Tokyo. My university sent an email out at 19:30 last Friday night, asking students who were interested in getting vaccinated to click on the link provided to submit a Google form expressing their interest. The deadline to submit the form? 9am this morning!

I couldn't believe it. Are they actually trying to limit the number of students they vaccinate? I've sent a complaint and am waiting on a reply. Why is it that the Japanese are always scrambling to complete their work and they end up setting such short deadlines for everything? It's incredibly frustrating.

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Interesting to see that the Tokyo University is not included, probably the size makes it too similar to the National Government and it is still in the middle of meetings and consultations to decide what to do.

Wanna bet? They don't even have the balls to finalize whether or not to allow staffs to work from home during the time when the whole world was closing down. Todai was like - well, shoganai.

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In England and Wales the vaccinations are now open for another older than 18 years. Hundreds of thousands are lining up for their jabs. Scotland isn’t far behind.

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It would be nice if City Hall started sending the necessary vaccination coupon sometime soon.

They didn’t hesitate to send my tax bills.

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Still haven't received my voucher (or coup or whatever it is called). Why do they not send them all at once since it still requires to book an appointment?

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Imagine being me and having my Vaccination almost 6 months ago! Japan has did what? 6.25% of the population?

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Bunyip: Why you need more time to fill a yes/no (willing or unwilling to take the vaccine) google form.

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So...my husband translated the reply I received and the uni just wanted to get a general idea of how many vaccines they should organise. Still, the deadline was way too short. What a mess.

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When you have to leave organization up to a Japanese university, you know you've failed utterly.

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The proportion of the population as a whole to have received two shots now stands at 3.6 percent, according to government data.

As of yesterday (20/6), 7.2% have gotten two jabs, 17.6% once.

チャートで見る日本の接種状況

https://vdata.nikkei.com/newsgraphics/coronavirus-japan-vaccine-status/

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Got my jab today too, though there were no partitions between us so you could see the person next to you get the jab as you are getting it lol.

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hmdrpthk:

Bunyip: Why you need more time to fill a yes/no (willing or unwilling to take the vaccine) google form.

Not everyone checks their email 24/7. This is not a matter or how long it takes out to fill a Google form. Please think.

I know my boss expects me to be ready 24/7, but sometimes Google doesn't alert me immediately, and plus, I just don't like dealing with work emails on the weekends or 4am in the mornings.

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Got my jab today too, though there were no partitions between us so you could see the person next to you get the jab as you are getting it lol.

I want the partition in case I am one of the unlucky ones that pass out and vomit on myself.

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I got my letter / coupon thing a few days ago, but the application process doesn’t start until July 1st. I will bet the farm that the main website will crash within five minutes of it being online.

I’m teleworking, which means I don’t need to go out as much, so I’m more than happy for people in higher risk groups to get their shots first. In all seriousness, I will be pleasantly surprised if I get my first shot before September. I have exactly zero confidence in getting the first one before the Olympic Farce kicks off.

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Got my first jab today at the office. Second one already scheduled in 4 weeks.

Whole process was orchestrated in exquisite detail. Get off elevator, go to reception station 1 (there were no less than 12 queues at each station), check all paperwork is present, get temperature checked. Go to station 2, have ID checked. Go to station 3, hand in local government coupon if you have one (I didn't, there was no issue with that). Get jabbed at station 4 (entire process at this point took less than 5 minutes), go to the massive area of 2m interval chairs to wait out the 15 minutes of observation.

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I want the partition in case I am one of the unlucky ones that pass out and vomit on myself.

Do you think the chance of that warrants the cost and manpower to put out partitions? La-dee-dah.

You have a far greater chance of soiling yourself in daily life than after getting the vaccine.

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Look at all those empty seats. SMH.

Those empty chairs are an indication that there are no bottlenecks in the lines. It looks like its initial reception in the back, chairs to wait for paperwork checking (unused - good, no waiting), paperwork checking, chairs to wait for the actual jab (only a few queued - good, not much wait), the actual vaccination area and the observation area (which you can't see much of) in the foreground.

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End of July, I am fully vaccinated.

Are you saying you will receive your first in the next 3 days? If not, that's literally impossible to be fully vaccinated by end of July as you need 2 shots the minimum of 3 weeks apart and then a further 2 weeks to be considered fully vaccinated.

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Are you saying you will receive your first in the next 3 days? If not, that's literally impossible to be fully vaccinated by end of July as you need 2 shots the minimum of 3 weeks apart and then a further 2 weeks to be considered fully vaccinated.

4 weeks apart for the Moderna they're using for corporate programs, 3 weeks is for Pfizer.

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@zoroto

Moderna!

First shot: July 2nd

Second shot: July 30th

Ok...plus 2 weeks...yes middle of august.

By fully vaccinated I meant, finished with 2 shots.

When are you going to the states to take yours?

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First my company wanted to go for Pfitzer, but then it was changed to Moderna.

In the US which one will you take?

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Got my first Jab of the moderna one.

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As I mentioned previously

My daughter's company has Vaccine but was told they still needed the stupid vouchers but so few in the company actually have a voucher the company decided to heck with the rules and she will get her first shot on Monday.

They told their employees that if and when they receive their voucher to just give it in then.

The problem is if they start just those with vouchers the defrosted Vaccine will have to be wasted.

So everyone will be vaccinated at the same time voucher or no voucher.

If the government would give up on the stupid voucher idea that wastes paper, money and time, things would go a lot faster.

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Still waiting…….

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Great news to stop the old virus. Waste of time and money for the new one.

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By fully vaccinated I meant, finished with 2 shots.

2 shots is not fully vaccinated. So don't start travelling until the +2 weeks as any place that require full vaccination will turn you away.

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My daughter just came home.

The giant real estate company that owns the building here company is in is furious at the fact so many people are still in the offices and how slow the vaccination is going.

This giant company has secured Vaccine for all their employees and all the employees of their tenants but got totally upset by the voucher rules, without voucher the company wi have to pay but now it no longer cares and Vaccination start this week vouchers or not for all it's tenants and employees.

This company doesn't trust anything the government says, not the number of cases not the testing not the safety measures.

It is now looking at paying out of pocket for it's tenants and employees if it has to.

We know this because today their was a major Video Conference and the giant real estate company made it clear it was ready to pay and take responsibility for not waiting for vouchers.

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This company doesn't trust anything the government says, not the number of cases not the testing not the safety measures.

It is now looking at paying out of pocket for it's tenants and employees if it has to.

We know this because today their was a major Video Conference and the giant real estate company made it clear it was ready to pay and take responsibility for not waiting for vouchers.

Good for them. Corporate social responsibility. Money well spent, and doing the right thing. The voucher thing is just WTF ery of the first degree. Anyone with half a brain could figure out that. It will pay off for the real estate company in infections and absenteeism avoided.

a) Japan has a lot of people who are vaccine hesitant. What is the govt scared of - people will sneakily get more than their share of doses?

b) Just get people to register at the time of first vaccination. Have they never collected data on citizens before? You know, my Number? Health insurance card? One of those would cover most people. The rest could be asked to present other ID, or a utility bill, or proof of address, and that could be used to enter details into the database. Tell people the date of their second jab at the same time. Mostly sorted. It would leave a small number of homeless people that they could then take a flexible approach with to register them somehow as vaccinated.

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I received my Shinjuku ward vacination invitation today. Got my two stickers one for each jab. But then I logged into the website to discover they intend to begin taking reservations from those under 35 from July 7th and those over 35 will be able to make a reservation at an as yet undisclosed future date. Just why are they so, so slow? They might as well have not bothered sending the invitations.

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I want to get vaccination as soon as possible!!

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Hopefully these vaccines are transported properly to the vaccination sites. They need the special refrigerators for this. In Japan one thing that is really poor is the transportation of frozen products from factories to the supermarkets as I always see crates of milk being transported from the trucks to inside supermarkets / shops without keep safe cold temperatures. Sometimes in the middle of summer when it’s super hot the crates would leave the refrigerated trucks then sit outside the truck outdoors while other crates are loaded and then be pushed into the supermarkets / shops to be refrigerated again! Also crates of milk sitting in room temperature outside the refrigerators in supermarkets / shops is a regular site!

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"Full swing"? I don't think so. Almost nobody has even received notices from their city yet for vaccinations. This is slow and almost at a dead stop. Idle at best. Certainly not "full swing".

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@Eyeblack While i agree that the rollout is unnecessarily delayed, the rollout right now is anything but slow.

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Having vaccinations will not mean the end of quarantine nor will it end the costly PCR test.

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