A subcommittee of experts from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was held to discuss how to inoculate the new corona vaccine after April, and the basic policy is that the next vaccination should be given from autumn to winter for all generations. It has been compiled.
The new corona vaccine is positioned as a ``special temporary vaccination'' as an urgent need to prevent the spread of the virus, and is being given free of charge until the end of March.
On the 8th, a subcommittee of experts from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare compiled a basic policy on how vaccinations should be from the next fiscal year onwards.
Among them, it is desirable to first target people with a high risk of becoming seriously ill, such as the elderly, with the aim of reducing the number of seriously ill people, and to ensure opportunities for vaccination for all other generations.
In addition, regarding the timing of vaccination, it is said that the next vaccination should be done from autumn to winter, because there has been an outbreak of infection with a relatively large number of deaths during the year-end and New Year holidays.
On top of that, in light of the future spread of infection and the status of mutation strains, we will also pay attention to the need for additional vaccinations for people who are at high risk of becoming seriously ill and those who frequently come into contact with people who are at high risk of becoming severely ill. I'm here.
On the other hand, it is said that the vaccine to be used should be considered and a conclusion should be reached early.
Regarding the vaccination of the new corona, the government has indicated a policy that it will be possible to receive the necessary vaccinations after April without any self-pay, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will continue to implement the current "special temporary vaccination". We will announce our policy next month on whether to continue.