Regarding the fourth inoculation of the new coronavirus vaccine, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare held a subcommittee made up of experts on the 27th, and announced a policy to narrow down the target to people aged 60 and over and people aged 18 and over with underlying diseases. rice field.

Inoculation is expected to begin next month in some municipalities.

On the 27th, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare held a subcommittee made up of experts and announced a policy to give the fourth inoculation to people who have been inoculated five months after the third inoculation.



Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are used by people over the age of 60, people over the age of 18 with underlying illness, or those who the doctor has determined to be at high risk of aggravation.



The reason for narrowing down the target is that the effect of preventing aggravation has been reported, overseas data is limited to those over 60 years old, and many countries limit the target to elderly people etc. is.



The subcommittee is expected to approve the national policy.



The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is asking local governments to complete the arrangements for the venue and preparations for sending vaccination tickets by the end of next month, and some local governments are expected to start vaccination next month.



However, for people with underlying illnesses, it is difficult to call for vaccinations individually because the local government cannot grasp them, and the issue is how to thoroughly inform them.

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