Plan for early commercialization of new corona vaccines Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare June 7, 4:00

Aiming at the early commercialization of a new coronavirus vaccine, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare aims to significantly reduce the time to commercialization, which normally takes several years, by advancing R&D and production system development in parallel. I have compiled a plan.

According to a plan compiled by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, "accelerate the entire process from vaccine research to production and achieve commercialization as soon as possible."

Specifically, regarding research and development, we have included 50 billion yen in the second supplementary budget for this fiscal year, as we will support the cost to research institutions.

And, usually, to proceed in parallel with the research and development the development of the production system to start from standing the prospect of practical use, a fund of more than 140 billion yen country is prepared, and to boost the capital investment of the private sector I am.

With these support measures, we are aiming to significantly shorten the period until commercialization, which usually takes several years.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has indicated to the ruling party the goal of "starting vaccination in the first half of next year", and will focus on improving the production system and speed up regulatory approval.