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If they receive the Vaccines they do no good if they are not able to distribute them into the arms of the people...

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Public skepticism over side effects could also hold up the effort, with only 63.1 percent of respondents in a Kyodo News poll conducted last month saying they want to be inoculated.

Please make the vaccine available to those of us who want it. Stop procrastinating, Start vaccinating.

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Japan to get 100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine by June

June? Just one of month before Olympic really start?

While Japan still slow in doing vaccine South Korea made really good progress on vaccination.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/03/09/national/science-health/covid-19-japan-south-korea-vaccinations/

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has pledged to secure COVID-19 vaccines for Japan's population of 126 million within the first half of 2021.

Which implies so many things.

Time's running. We are already half way through March and a glacier couldn't move any slower.

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plans to expand the vaccine rollout to people aged 65 or older, a group of about 36 million, in mid-April. People with underlying conditions such as diabetes and those working at elderly care facilities will follow.Shots for the elderly will be delivered to municipalities by the end of June, Kono said.

Rollout expanded to 65 and older mid-April, shots for the elderly delivered by the end of June?

Like much of Japan's pandemic response, it does not add up.

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100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine by June

So only 7 months after the US and UK, the leaders, and the 6 months after the 2nd tier developed countries. Great job!

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COVID-19 mRNA Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine analysis print

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/968413/COVID-19_mRNA_Pfizer-_BioNTech_Vaccine_Analysis_Print_2.pdf

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https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/

Look at this chart. Japan has administered only 500 more shots than Zimbabwe.

Mr Suga, this is unacceptable.

Do your job.

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Israel is 100% of its population already got the vaccine. China is now about 4%. The US is about 30%. UK is about 40%. Most countries are less or about 10%. I don't mind I take a vaccine next year. It seems no problem as long as I always take a precaution outside.

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A bit late to the party and Japan doesn’t have a roll out plan or enough syringes. Completely understandable given how this pandemic snuck up on us so suddenly.

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more excuses, more blame on the gaijin.

Japan has lagged behind other countries [...] in its vaccine rollout amid a supply shortage due to production delays at Pfizer's factory and the European Union's export controls, which are set to run until the end of June.

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Japan to get 100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

But only 1 million needles needed to inject said vaccine.

10% of which, some numbskull will ruin through poor handling in their storage facilities.

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Sorry I have severe doubts Japan can handle 100mil doses in May\Jun without spoilage

I call this announcement BS!

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It the headline should read 'Japan might get 100 million doses by June if they are lucky. All depending on EU approval and I'm a bit doubtful they will release it while people in the EU are still waiting. Japan should have started making it locally under license quite some time ago. Political inertia.

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I'll believe this when I see it. The government has constantly failed to achieve testing targets that were announced.

If it actually happens, it is good news. Even if the vaccines do not arrive, the government is responsible for getting a system in place to perform that number of injections. They had better get a move on.

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Well Done, I can't wait till everyone is able to move freely and enjoy this spring and summer, the world had enough of this COVID 19 nightmare.

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10% of which, some numbskull will ruin through poor handling in their storage facilities.

yeah thats the EU for you. More like 50% but heck what can you expect from the west? Only incompetence.

The Eu should be renamed the IU, Incompetence Union.

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1.Surely the story should say might get.

2.Then there is the issue of enough syringes.

3.And don’t forget the freezers. This is the vaccine that needs the super freezing. How is this going to be delivered to the elderly in the backwaters of the countryside where there clearly never will be any freezers. Will they bus the elderly to prefectural capitals where the freezers are? I believe once they are thawed there is a limited time they can be used but this will require very serious planning to distribute the vaccine to the far reaches of each prefecture AND then arrange to administer the doses to the elderly within the far reaches of each prefecture in that limited time window.

Anyone think all these 3 things are going to be smooth is dreaming. ( and it needs to be done twice for every person) Completion of vaccinations of the elderly quite likely not even completed before the next winter. The rest of the country 2022

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If they receive the Vaccines they do no good if they are not able to distribute them into the arms of the people...

yup go take look at EU:

Why are wealthy European countries wasting AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs?

https://www.wionews.com/world/why-are-wealthy-european-countries-wasting-astrazeneca-covid-19-jabs-367508

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"Look at this chart. Japan has administered only 500 more shots than Zimbabwe.

Mr Suga, this is unacceptable.

Do your job."

EU follow the contract!

think!

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Japan to get 100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine by June

Just a few questions:

1) when will we start vaccinating after obtaining the doses (=what is the time frame between receiving them and starting vaccinating)

2) how quickly are we able to make use of them? How quickly can we manage to vaccinate those who want?

3) how quickly can they be distributed?

4) what is the vaccination strategy with them?

I doubt our government will be able to answer this..

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Ok seems vaccine supply is reasonably guaranteed now. Hopefully they can procure enough syringes on time

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Why the blame to EU?

Did you already finished the 526,500 shots you got?

src: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/03/01/national/pfizer-third-shipment

The shipment of up to 526,500 doses of the Pfizer shot [...] was delivered to Narita Airport from Belgium, where they were produced.

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100 million dose really means 83.33 million dose in reality, since dosage is based on 6 dose per vial but Japan can extract only 5 dose due to lack of special syringes.

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The Eu should be renamed the IU, Incompetence Union.

Yeah and even then they would be light years ahead of the incompetent LDP geriatrics in charge here. Japan,s vaccination " effort " on par with Zimbabwe, lol.

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Sorry I have severe doubts Japan can handle 100mil doses in May\Jun without spoilage

I call this announcement BS!

The announcement is that they will receive 100 million doses, so that is up to Pfizer.

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100 million dose really means 83.33 million dose in reality, since dosage is based on 6 dose per vial but Japan can extract only 5 dose due to lack of special syringes.

Did you read the article?

Such syringes, capable of drawing six doses from a vial, will be used to administer the second shots for health care professionals, while typical ones can only extract five doses from a vial. The vaccine for their first shots will be shipped from April 12.

The more efficient syringes will be used for inoculating elderly people as well.

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So, this week, we're back down to six doses per vial?

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@pukey2

So, this week, we're back down to six doses per vial?

Pfizer calculates 6 doses per vial.

The problem is that Japan can't extract 6 doses per vial due to incompetent bureaucracy.

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So, this week, we're back down to six doses per vial?

We were never at 7. Teremu is just starting to make the 7 dose syringes. Japan has some that can extract 6, but not enough yet.

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Pfizer calculates 6 doses per vial.

The problem is that Japan can't extract 6 doses per vial due to incompetent bureaucracy.

I know you are eager to bash Japan, but just to point out even USA, home of Pfizer, are wasting doses due to lack of these syringes.

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Boring daily announcements...Japan to get this, Japan to get that, write again about it when you really have it. If all announcements added up, we could already now swim in a vaccine ocean....lol

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This is just the Pfizer one but maybe the Astrazeneca one won't even be used by the way things are going with its rollout:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/11/denmark-suspends-use-of-astrazeneca-vaccine-over-reports-of-blood-clots.html

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@HimariYamada

Japan has received 2,376,500 does of the vaccine to date.

Feb 12 400,000

Feb 21 450,000

March 1 526,500

March 8 1,000,000

Yet has only vaccinated  230,542 people.

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/vaccine_sesshujisseki.html

What's happening with the other 2,000,000 doses? The EU contract forcing Japan to keep them in the freezer?

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My local gov’t newsletter says we will be starting vacc by midmonth?

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JandworldToday 07:53 pm JST

My local gov’t newsletter says we will be starting vacc by midmonth?

I've been here for more than 30 years, 20 years as a citizen. I always take such information with a pinch of salt.

That would mean, certain groups will be vaccinated by midmonth, but how many? And how many doses they have? And foreign citizens will come later according to original news.

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Good news!

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And foreign citizens will come later according to original news.

Never heard that. In fact, never heard the phrase "foreign citizen". Sounds like an oxymoron to me.

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Present Japan's Suga government who wants to raise support rate mere announced optimistic prospect.

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This seems typical of the LDP or whichever oyajis are in charge. More finger poitning, deflection, and not having enough data. Japanese people are just people. People need the vaccine, according to science. Not Japanese science, science. No country has a monopoly on this.

And where are those 2M shots of vaccine at? Japan, get with it. Stop doing things your way and support your people.

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I don't understand why more first world countries aren't making their own stuff. The Pfizer vaccine wasn't created by Pfizer. It was created by a German company with funding from the German government months before Operation Warp Speed was even a thing. In the US and other parts of the world Pharma companies are entering into manufacturing agreements to co-produce more vaccine to get the volumes up. The Japanese government should have been working behind the scenes to broker those deals last year. There's no technical reason why Japan couldn't be producing one of the vaccines locally. It's just a lack of imagination, will to make a new process.

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