The large-scale vaccination center for the new coronavirus vaccine set up by the government began vaccination for people aged 18 to 64 on the 17th.

Since the opening of the large-scale inoculation center of the government on the 24th of last month, inoculation has been promoted for elderly people aged 65 and over, but due to the availability of reservation slots, people aged 18 to 64 have also been inoculated. It was added to the subject and inoculation began on the 17th.

At the venue in Otemachi, Tokyo, people under the age of 64, such as office workers and restaurant employees, visited one after another along with the elderly and entered the building where reception was held.

A 28-year-old man from Sumida Ward, Tokyo, who works for a pharmaceutical company, said, "I had the opportunity to go to and from the hospital for work, and I wanted to get the vaccination as soon as possible to give me a sense of security. So we chose this because we haven't been vaccinated yet in our age group. "

According to the Ministry of Defense, reservations were filled at the Tokyo and Osaka venues for the four days until the 20th of this month as of the night of the 16th, but for the week from the 21st to the 27th of this month, 10 am on the 17th. At that time, there are about 7,200 vacant spaces in the Tokyo venue and about 20,000 vacant venues in the Osaka venue.

On the other hand, since the 28th of this month, the reservation frame is almost filled with people who will receive the second vaccination, so the Ministry of Defense is calling for those who wish to receive the vaccination to make an early reservation.

An inoculation ticket is required to receive the inoculation, and reservations can be made online or by phone.

The telephone numbers are 0570-056-730 for the Tokyo venue and 0570-080-770 for the Osaka venue, and are accepted from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, including weekends and holidays.

People under 64 years old Reasons for choosing vaccination at a large-scale vaccination center

People aged 18 to 64 who came to receive the vaccination on the 17th spoke at the venue in Tokyo why they chose to inoculate at a large-scale vaccination center.

The 10 or so people we talked to were all from Sumida Ward or Nakano Ward, Tokyo, who had already sent vaccination tickets to all people aged 18 to 64.

A 60-year-old woman in Nakano Ward said she came to receive the vaccination because she wanted to see her mother who lives alone in Osaka with peace of mind.

The woman said, "I went to Osaka during the Golden Week holidays, but at that time I could only meet through the glass, so I would like to go out together this time. After the two inoculations, I will go to see you during the Obon holidays." I was talking.

A 35-year-old woman living in Nakano Ward has not returned to her husband's parents' home in Hokkaido for the past two years, and her eldest daughter, who is two years old, has never been able to meet her mother-in-law since she was born. Says.

The woman said, "I haven't been able to get the vaccination locally yet and wanted to get it as soon as possible. If I get the second vaccination in the middle of next month, I plan to go home four days later. I have also reserved tickets. I want you to hold my grandchildren as soon as possible. "

A 63-year-old man in Nakano Ward, who says he works for a manufacturer, is now refraining from business trips so as not to give anxiety to his business partners, and thinks that he can resume his business trip if he receives the vaccination. It is said that he chose the center.

The man said, "I can't communicate face-to-face right now, but if I'm vaccinated, I'm sure they will accept me."

In addition, a 32-year-old university employee living in Nakano Ward said, "I learned from the news that there was a surplus of reservations, so I decided to get vaccinated. Since it is an online class, I have few opportunities to interact with students, but at all It's not without it, so I think that receiving vaccinations will give students peace of mind. "

Long-term care work with underlying illness "Inoculation without an inoculation ticket"

On the other hand, a man in Saitama prefecture who has an underlying illness has not received the vaccination ticket required to receive the vaccination and is complaining that he wants to be able to get the vaccine without the vaccination ticket.

A man in his 50s living in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, has an underlying lung disease called "chronic lung disease," which can become severe when infected with the new corona.

In addition, because I interact with many people every day as a long-term care worker, I am always worried about infection and want to get vaccinated as soon as possible, but I have not received the vaccination ticket yet.

The man called the city hall and asked when the vaccination ticket would arrive, but he said he hadn't decided yet.

According to Tokorozawa City, the vaccination ticket for the elderly was shipped on the 25th of last month, but as of the 17th, the vaccination ticket for people under the age of 64 and those with underlying illness has not yet been decided.

The man said, "Because I have an underlying disease, infection with the new corona may make it more serious, and I want to get the vaccine sooner, but I'm worried because I can't see the path." It is unfair to not be able to make a reservation if you live in a local government, and it feels like a first-come-first-served basis. You can also verify your identity with your license or my number, so I want you to be able to hit without an inoculation ticket. " I will.