Regarding the third inoculation of the new coronavirus vaccine, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will hold a briefing session for companies and universities that will carry out occupational inoculation scheduled to start in March next year, and apply for implementation from 13th next month. I showed a plan to accept.

The briefing session was held privately online and was attended by persons in charge of universities and companies nationwide who will carry out the third occupational inoculation.

Among them, the person in charge of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said that the third inoculation in the workplace can be started from March next year, in principle, 8 months or more after the second inoculation, assuming that more than 1000 people will be inoculated per venue. I explained that there is.

After that, we accepted the application for implementation from the 13th of next month, and announced the plan to start the delivery of the Moderna vaccine according to the inoculation plan as early as the end of February next year.

In addition, the third occupational vaccination can be applied to those who have been vaccinated with Pfizer or AstraZeneca, as well as those who have received individual vaccinations or mass vaccinations of local governments.

It was explained that inoculation requires an inoculation ticket distributed by the local government, but even if it does not arrive, it can be inoculated by following the necessary procedures.

From the 29th of this month, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will set up a consultation desk for companies and universities and proceed with preparations.

University officials who participated in the briefing session ...

At Tokyo Denki University in Adachi-ku, Tokyo, which is considering giving a work area vaccination for the third vaccination, three staff members participated in an online briefing session.

According to a person in charge of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, regarding the Moderna vaccine used for occupational inoculation, "myocarditis" and "pericarditis", which cause inflammation of the heart muscle and membrane in men in their teens and 20s, are very rare. What was reported was introduced.

According to the latest domestic data, the percentage of people reported with myocarditis was 7.66 for men in their teens and 9.48 for men in their 20s, compared to 9.48 for Pfizer. There were 60.49 teenage men and 39.63 men in their 20s.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, by supplying only Moderna vaccine to the venue for occupational inoculation, we explained the risks such as myocarditis to men in their teens and 20s to companies and universities that inoculate occupational areas. We are asking you to tell us that you can also choose Pfizer vaccines at the venues for mass and individual vaccinations.

Ryu Sato, general manager of Tokyo Denki University, said, "There are many people in their teens and 20s at the university, and I think many people are worried about myocarditis. It also affects the operation. Also, if the interval between vaccinations from the second time is 8 months or more, it will be after the graduation ceremony, and there are many issues such as whether graduates can also be vaccinated. " ..