Japan denies giving Olympic athletes priority for vaccine

Japan denies giving Olympic athletes priority for vaccine

The New Paper - World·2021-04-09 06:05

TOKYO: Japan said yesterday it was not currently looking to prioritise Covid-19 vaccines for Olympic athletes, dismissing a media report that sparked a social media outcry since the country's inoculations are trailing other major economies.

Only a million people have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine since February, out of Japan's population of 126 million, and the more vulnerable elderly do not even start getting their shots until next week.

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