Following the approval of the new coronavirus antigen test kit for the general public, it is also being sold at pharmacies in Fukuoka Prefecture.

The feature of the antigen test kit is that the results can be obtained in about 15 to 30 minutes, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has so far approved the use of nationally approved medical antigen test kits only in medical settings. However, since last month, it has been specially approved for sale at pharmacies for the general public.

The pharmacy in Minami-ku, Fukuoka City began selling antigen test kits on the 15th.



No prescription is required to sell, but the pharmacist must explain how to use it correctly and, if positive, see a medical institution, and the purchaser is required to sign a consent form.

Mr. Yasuyuki Takeyama, a pharmacist at this store, said, "I would like you to use it as a self-check because it is easy to inspect. Also, if you have a strong suspicion of infection such as fever, please consult a medical institution. I was talking.



A woman in her thirties who visited the store said, "I'm still young and worried about infection, so it's very helpful to be able to easily inspect it. I'd like to use it when traveling or going out."

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