The large-scale inoculation center for the new coronavirus vaccine set up by the government will be inoculated for people aged 17 to 18 to 64 years old.

An inoculation ticket is required to receive the inoculation, but in the current situation, there are many local governments that have not yet completed shipping to all people under the age of 64, and it will be interesting to see if the expansion of the target will accelerate the inoculation.

At the large-scale inoculation center established by the government, inoculation has been promoted for elderly people aged 65 and over, but due to the availability of reservation slots, people aged 18 to 64 were also added to the target on the 17th. Inoculation is done from.

According to the Ministry of Defense, reservations for the four days until June 20 were filled at the night of the 16th at both the Tokyo and Osaka venues.

On the other hand, for the week from June 21st to 27th, as of 8:00 pm on the 16th, there were

about 26,000 vacancies

at the

Tokyo venue and about 23,000 vacancies at the Osaka venue. I would like to inoculate as many people as possible so as not to waste my abilities.

However, an inoculation ticket is required to receive the inoculation, and when NHK asked the 23 wards of Tokyo, as of the 16th, shipping to all the target people was not completed in 21 wards except Sumida and Nakano. Many local governments have not yet completed shipping to everyone under the age of 64.

Under these circumstances, it will be interesting to see if this expansion of coverage will lead to accelerated inoculation.

How did the inoculation target expand?

Large-scale government vaccination centers were opened in Tokyo and Osaka on May 24, and vaccinations have begun for the elderly aged 65 and over.

The reason for limiting it to the elderly is to help achieve the government's goal of completing vaccinations for the elderly by the end of July.

On the other hand, the target area will be gradually expanded, and the original plan is to cover the entire area of ​​Tokyo's 23 wards and Osaka City for the first week, and Tokyo and Osaka Prefecture for the week from May 31st. For the week starting June 7, we planned to inoculate elderly people in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and 2 prefectures and 1 prefecture in Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo.

However, because there was room in the reservation space at the Tokyo venue, the expansion of the target area to 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures was accelerated by one week.

Even so, the reservation frame remained unfilled, and the Ministry of Defense decided to remove the restrictions on the target area on June 10 and allow vaccinations regardless of where you live in the country, and from June 12 Has made it possible to make reservations not only on the Internet but also by telephone.

Furthermore, from June 14, we started inoculating civil servants in the fields related to crisis management, such as SDF personnel and police officers, so as not to waste the inoculation capacity of the center, but the state where there is a vacancy in the reservation frame remains unchanged and defense On the 15th, the ministry decided to include people aged 18 to 64 as well.