As the infection of the new coronavirus spreads rapidly, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare told an expert subcommittee on the 30th to add the AstraZeneca vaccine, which had been under consideration for use even after approval, to public vaccination. It is a policy to consult.
According to the people concerned, it is a policy not to inoculate under 40 years old in principle, but some experts are cautious that the scientific basis is not clear, and the discussion is drawing attention.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved the AstraZeneca vaccine in May, but since it has been pointed out that there is a risk of blood clots in extremely rare cases, we have carefully considered the target age and other factors.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare plans to hold an expert subcommittee on the 30th to propose that it be used for public vaccination along with Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
According to the people concerned, in principle, we are considering not inoculating people under the age of 40 unless necessary.
In the background, the number of inpatients in their 40s and 50s who have not been vaccinated in Tokyo is increasing rapidly, and local governments nationwide have not received the desired vaccine, and there are a series of movements to suspend vaccination reservations. It seems that there are things such as.
However, some experts are cautious, saying that the scientific basis for demarcating the inoculation age at 40 is not clear, and the discussion on the 30th will be watched.