With the third vaccination, it was found that the planned number of occupational vaccinations applied to the government was only about half of the secured vaccines.

In the younger generation, who tend to have a lower rate of third vaccination, there are a number of cases in which the symptoms worsen after infection.

Many of the patients are younger generation (Shibuya, Tokyo)

At the clinic that visits home recuperators in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, the request for home visits from the health center was temporarily cut off this month, but it is said that it has been repeated one after another since the latter half of last week.

According to clinic doctors, most of the patients were younger in their teens to thirties, none of whom had been vaccinated for the third time.

Patients all say that they are complaining of throat symptoms such as "I want to have a burning throat" and "I can't swallow my brim."

A 14-year-old male junior high school student who visited on the 16th of this month also complained of strong throat pain, saying, "I have never experienced a sore throat," and said that I could not eat solid food.

This patient was also unvaccinated about 5 months after the second vaccination and the third.

At the clinic, most of the 65 patients who visited from January had not been vaccinated for the third time or had never been vaccinated.

Dr. Yukio Sekiya "Vaccination before the Golden Week holidays"

Dr. Yukio Sekiya of "Green Forest Daikanyama Clinic" said, "The number of home visits is increasing little by little, and there are many cases where people complain of severe symptoms in their throat and are having trouble with their lives. I want you to consider vaccination as soon as possible. "

Third inoculation Nearly half of the total population is in their 20s and 30s, 30% less

In Japan, 48.2% of the total population was vaccinated with the new coronavirus vaccine three times.

According to the latest situation announced by the government on the 18th, 61,061,041 people received the third dose of the new coronavirus vaccine in the country, accounting for 48.2% of the total population.

Looking at the third inoculation rate by age group, it exceeded 80% for those in their 70s and above, and exceeded 70% for those in their 60s.

On the other hand, 26.9% are in their 20s and 29.5% are in their 30s, which is less than 30%.

In addition, 38.3% were in their 40s and 56.8% were in their 50s.

In addition, the total number of people who received the vaccine once was 122,928,875, which is 81.3% of the total population, and the number of people who completed the second vaccination was 111,218,009, which is 79.9% of the total population.

Of these, 760,492 people received the first vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 years, 10.3% of the total, and 342,832 people received the second vaccination, 4.6 of the total. %is.

In fact, inoculation may be more advanced than this, and it may increase in the future.

The entire population includes children under the age of vaccination.

The planned number of inoculations in the workplace is about half of the secured number.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is promoting the use of occupational vaccinations conducted by companies and universities in order to encourage the younger generation to receive the new coronavirus vaccine for the third time. It turned out that it was only about half.

The inoculation rate of the third vaccine continues to be low in the younger generation, which is less than 30% in the 20s and 30s. Is urging inoculation.

However, as of the 18th, about two months after the start, it was found that the plan for occupational inoculation applied to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was about 5.85 million times nationwide, which is about half of the secured amount.

In addition, the number of venues is 2976, which is 74% up to the second time, and the number of people actually inoculated by the 10th of this month is about 2.62 million times, which is 27% up to the second time.

According to the companies and universities that inoculate, there are people who are cautious about inoculation due to concerns about side reactions, and the reason is that the applicants have moved to the inoculation by the local government that started earlier.

Some companies are expanding the scope of inoculation to the families of employees, business partners, and local residents, but the number of applicants is less than expected, and there are many cases where the plan has to be reduced. I'm out.

Occupational inoculation is scheduled until September, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has ▼ reduced the requirement for the number of inoculations at the venue to 500, which is half of the previous number, and ▼ increased the amount of subsidy when outsourcing inoculation to an external organization. However, the issue is how far the younger generation can be connected to inoculation.

Trial and error response at the site of inoculation in the trial area (Kitakyushu Chamber of Commerce)

While the issue is how to proceed with the third vaccination of the new coronavirus vaccine for the younger generation, trial and error measures such as reviewing plans and calling for vaccination are continuing at the site of occupational vaccination.

At the Kitakyushu Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, we are working on inoculation of occupational areas in order to promote inoculation of the so-called active generation who work for local companies.

About 10,000 people, mainly employees of related companies, visited the second vaccination, of which 73% were the so-called active generation in their 20s to 40s, such as university students and office workers.

For this third inoculation, we initially considered an inoculation plan for 10,000 people based on the results up to the previous time, and secured venues and staff, but there were fewer applicants than expected, so the plan was changed to 5,000 people this month. I started inoculation from the day.

In addition, the vaccination target is not limited to those who work at related companies, but anyone who is 18 years of age or older and 6 months after the previous vaccination can receive the vaccination even if they do not have the vaccination ticket. I spread it out.

However, by the 18th, the number of reservations was 3292, which is only 66% of the revised plan.

I was planning to inoculate at all times from the afternoon on the 18th, but I was able to shorten the time because the reservation was not filled.

Create a leaflet calling for inoculation

The final day of this venue is approaching the 23rd of this month, and the Chamber of Commerce hastily created a leaflet calling for inoculation and decided to distribute it in front of the station during commuting hours.

In addition, we have set up a call center and call mainly young people such as new employees and new students through companies and universities to directly call for inoculation.

The person in charge said, "It's only about once in 10 times, but I want my friends and acquaintances to take it even by myself."

A man in the restaurant business in his 40s who visited the vaccination said, "I thought it would prevent infection. The location of the occupational vaccination is easy to understand and easy to receive."

A retail man in his thirties said, "I struck to protect my customers and myself. I didn't have a family doctor, so I took it where it was easy to make an appointment."

Former Director of the Kitakyushu Chamber of Commerce and Industry "I want to protect the local economy"

Mototaka Uesaka, General Manager of the SME Department of the Kitakyushu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said, "The young working generation is the center of production and consumption activities, and it is very important for the balance between infection control and the economy. I want to protect it. SMEs are barely able to reduce costs due to the corona sickness. If a cluster occurs in the company, it will be difficult, so I would like you to use occupational infection. "

Expert "Plan according to your needs"

Regarding occupational inoculation, Professor Tetsuya Matsumoto of the International University of Health and Welfare said that it was a very good inoculation opportunity for the younger generation to be held in a familiar place. As a result, the number of people who want to hit the vaccination has decreased, and the number of applicants has decreased. It has become reluctant. Compared to last year, occupational vaccination has not seen any momentum to increase the overall vaccination rate. "

On top of that, "It is important to provide many opportunities for vaccination in order to reduce the effects of aggravation and sequelae that have been confirmed even in the younger generation. Why do young people not hit in collaboration with local governments, companies and universities? I want you to think about what kind of enlightenment is necessary and plan a future schedule so that you can inoculate efficiently according to the needs of the applicant. "