Regarding the large-scale inoculation of the new coronavirus vaccine by the Self-Defense Forces, the Ministry of Defense has decided to set the venue in Tokyo at the same location as last time and start inoculation on the 31st of this month.

We are also narrowing down the specific locations for the venue in Osaka, and are making final adjustments to the detailed schedule.

To accelerate the third vaccination, the government plans to re-establish a large-scale vaccination site operated by the Self-Defense Forces, and has decided to use Moderna's vaccine for people over the age of 18.

In addition, we plan to set up venues in Tokyo and Osaka, and for Tokyo, we have decided to start inoculation on the 31st of this month at the same joint government building in Otemachi, Tokyo, and are proceeding with final adjustments.

Since the elevator cannot be used, we are planning to install a prefab outdoors on the 1st floor as well as outdoors, and it is expected that about 700 people can be inoculated a day at the beginning of the opening.

And by the beginning of next month when the setting up of the venue is completed, the number of people who can inoculate will increase to more than 2000 people a day.

The policy is to accept reservations via the Internet and telephone, and we would like to start accepting reservations on the 28th of this month.

On the other hand, regarding the venue in Osaka, the prefectural international convention center, which was the previous venue, could not be used due to another reservation, so we are narrowing down the candidate locations to private buildings in Chuo-ku, Osaka and making adjustments. ..

In addition, it is expected that about 1000 people can be inoculated a day in Osaka.

The Ministry of Defense is making final adjustments to the detailed schedule, etc., and plans to decide on such details on the 18th.