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Japan secures 120 mil extra Pfizer vaccine doses for next year

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Getting there. As of today, 82% of the eligible population has had one shot, 73% have had two.

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I wonder what are the prices of vaccines that we are getting free ?

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You’d rather not have health insurance?

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They know our ages, but they still do not have a data base for those with preexisting conditions such as diabetes.

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As already said, they bring the truth only in small slices. We were told back to normality when abiding and taking two jabs, now how turns that all out?

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The pharmaceutical companies won’t be able to catch up with and develop truly effective vaccines against ever-mutating strains of the virus. And no one seems to know or care how much the government is paying those big pharmas to secure vaccines.

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The easy way to ignore the anti-vaccine conspiracy crowd is be comfortable in the knowledge that without vaccination jobs, education, and the ability to attend social functions will get more and more narrow. And the best part is that they are self-selecting

Also that their arguments are all bunk and not supported by not a hint of objective data (and that most people realize as being bunk).

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Shouldn't a booster be the same type / brand as your initial shots?

I had 2 shots of Moderna which I understand is a different method / recipe compared to Pfizer's vaccine? Is that right or am I confusing the issue or missing something?

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Snuff that virus out! Snuff it out!

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Small price to pay for life and livelihoods so I don’t mind.

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Shouldn't a booster be the same type / brand as your initial shots?

Not necessarily. Each vaccine targets a particular part of the virus, so a mix and match strategy could potentially offer a broader immune response. Hence why natural infection may offer a better immune response than the vaccines. The problem is there aren't likely to be large studies on this unless the governments of the world do it. Naturally the pharma companies would prefer you stick with their vaccines than change to another, so they're unlikely to do the studies.

I had Moderna the first teo shots. If or when I go for the booster, I'd go for a different vaccine, Novavax if I can

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 plus the rapidly rising numbers of vaccine injured and deaths,

Really curious here, just who has been "injured" by the vaccine?

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According to the ministry, Pfizer's Japanese subsidiary has submitted an application to change part of the approved content to allow for the third shots.

Just what is the "Japanese subsidiary" changing in the content of the shot?

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@zichi - No. @mattfuller can not and will not be able to prove that.

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I haven't jumped on the vaccine conveyor belt yet. Pretty sure I had Covid-19 in February 2020 as it began circulating around Japan. Caught a cold and lost my sense of taste and smell. So... I should have natural immunity which is way better and thats a fact!

I will get the jab eventually I suppose when its absolutely necessary to do something like travel to a foreign country.

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Since the last batch didn't prevent infection or transmission, will this batch actually work?

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Scary is that vaccine is secure before any approval for boosters. All countries follow blindly the same path and have already unofficially acted a booster every six months will be necessary.

With that additional contract, Japan expects to receive over 300 millions doses, about three boosters

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@Asiaman7

Those numbers are not correct.

The official numbers from the Japanese government are here:

www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html

As of 11:30AM 09 October 2021.

1 shot = 72.8%

2 shots = 63.1%

For a total of 172,127,058 shots having been administered.

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Ok, but this is the decease that kills the unvaccinated. Vaccinated % numbers up cases numbers down. I don't understand why people are holding out when life will be hard for those unvaccinated. You will hear "if they do that" I stop going or doing. Why has my health insurance payments risen. Why do I have to wait outside the hospital instead of inside in the waiting room, Why are my train fares more than the vaccinated person fares. Why can't I catch a taxi any more. Some of things thing might not take hold but there will be penalties ( in many forms) for the unvaccinated. I remember when I first started in construction. It was before hardhat were made compulsory to wear. A safety rule was introduce, No hardhat no start no work. I hated wearing them but If I was going to work in construction I will have to put up wearing one.

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In next weeks news.

"Japan donates 160mil COVID Vaccine to countries in need".

Japan PM: "We need to find a way to secure more vaccines as the demand is high".

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No hardhat no start no work. I hated wearing them but If I was going to work in construction I will have to put up wearing one.

False equivalency. You've got a much higher chance of a head injury on a construction site than you have of catching and then getting seriously ill from this disease unless you're elderly or have serious comorbidities. And even then, there are cheap, safe and effective treatments if you catch the symptoms early and can access a doctor with the courage to give them to you.

So no need for the jab or boosters unless you really want them. And certainly no justification for making them mandatory through either the front or back door.

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to increase protection.

the "protection" narrative again. vaccines used to grant "immunity" from what you got vaccinated against.

Not anymore. and people are somehow ok with that. just keep taking boosters, forever.

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A vaccine so thoroughly tested that you now require a 3rd mandatory jab. Anyone still in doubt that the vaccines, which we are being told there absolutely are no alternatives to, are far less effective than promised?

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Prionking: I stated from the start OK, I don't give a fig if you believe or not in the science. The reality is the government does with no opposition. To get the cogs turning and keep turning laws will be imposed. It is not a rights issue which a lot of the comment get confused with. It a Occupation, health and safety issues. Your right issue on vaccination will impeded on community health e.g The young who can not get vaccinated (Let say under under 6 years) and this delta is killing young healthy children. Those who do get real sick Parents will have stay home from work and care for these sick children for at least 2 weeks. And one is too many deaths when you put this health issue to a vote to the community. It not a rights issue. You don't have get the jab that is your right. But like I been pointing out this health issue will impede heavy on your and families life style. See how you feel when the young children ask can we go with our friends to woopwoopland but you got a health issue mix up with a rights and the children can't go because they are not vaccinated.

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The booster jab is just a single jab, why have they ordered 320 million jabs for a population of around 120 million???

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Jay

A vaccine so thoroughly tested that you now require a 3rd mandatory jab. Anyone still in doubt that the vaccines, which we are being told there absolutely are no alternatives to, are far less effective than promised?

No, there is no need for a 3rd jab. With the standard 2 doses, you are a 1/5 less likely to get the virus. If 90% of people get the 2 doses, covid will be very uncommon. A 3rd jab does help and makes you less likely to get covid, but should be necessary if everyone plays their part and gets vaccinated.

And there are no alternatives for lowering the infection / hospitalization rate, so that's true.

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@Jay: Boom!

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prionking: look I don't care about you. I like my life style and a very high percentage of others do also 80% and getting a jab will retain that or close as possible. I am not saying the Government is right or wrong. But the government will create laws to make life very hard for you if you don't take this treatment whether it is a government scam or not. Do you understand Government? I will still have a great life style while yours will be hampered by these Occupation, health and safety laws.

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But the government will create laws to make life very hard for you if you don't take this treatment whether it is a government scam or not. Do you understand Government? I will still have a great life style while yours will be hampered by these Occupation, health and safety laws.

I understand government very well, which is why I don't trust it one iota.

Thankfully I'm self-employed so there's no company trying to force this treatment into me either, but the principle still stands: my body, my choice.

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Why the endless stream of boosters? What's wrong with just 2?

because no vaccines are 100% efficient.

the question you should be asking is .

Why are over 95% of people in ICU and dying on covid unvaccinated?

A fact backed by scientific evidence,

no your opinions dont supersede the facts, but the facts do supersede your opinions

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A vaccine so thoroughly tested that you now require a 3rd mandatory jab.

5 billion doses administered worldwide, the evidence is clear, theyre effective & safe , far far more so

than going the natural immunity route, Fact!

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1 shot = 72.8%

2 shots = 63.1%

For a total of 172,127,058 shots having been administered.

its clear the vast majority of the adult population are for vaccines which makes the anti vaxxers a minority

in a democratic country

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Since the last batch didn't prevent infection or transmission, will this batch actually work?

more fake propaganda, over 90% of hospitalised and people dying on covid are unvaccinated, statistics shown in dozens of countries

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