Regarding the third inoculation of the new coronavirus vaccine, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to shorten the interval from the second inoculation by one month to five months.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to wait 6 months from the second vaccination for the third vaccination, and according to the latest data released on the 25th, more than 64.38 million people, which is 50.8% of the total population, have been vaccinated. ..



The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will hold an expert group on the night of the 25th to set the interval from the second vaccination to 5 months, which is one month shorter than the current one for all generations, Pfizer is 12 years old or older and Moderna is 18 years old or older. I decided on a policy.



Omicron strains are more likely to have a lower vaccine effect than conventional strains, and are intended to maintain their effectiveness.



As a result of analyzing the data of the United States and Israel, it was decided that safety could be ensured.



Regarding the interval up to the third inoculation, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare initially stated that it should be 8 months in principle, but due to the spread of Omicron strains, local governments and others have called for an advance, and the period has been gradually shortened to 6 months. It was done.

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