Regarding vaccinations conducted at the government's large-scale vaccination center, the Ministry of Defense has decided to expand the target area nationwide and start accepting reservations by telephone from the 12th because there are many vacant reservation slots. I did.

Reservations for the two weeks from May 14th to 27th of the large-scale inoculation center set up by the government were made at 5 pm on the 10th at the

▽ Tokyo venue, 112,000 out of 140,000 reservations. There are

more than 47,000 out of 70,000 at the Osaka venue.

In response to this, the Ministry of Defense, which is operating the inoculation center, held a meeting of the countermeasures headquarters on the 10th, so far the Tokyo venue has been in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and the Osaka venue has been in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo. We have decided to make it possible for elderly people aged 65 and over to make reservations from anywhere in the country, which was limited to 2 prefectures and 1 prefecture.

In addition, we have decided to accept telephone reservations from 7:00 am on the 12th to improve convenience of reservation methods that were previously limited to the Internet.

The phone number is

▽ Tokyo venue is "0570-056-730"

▽ Osaka venue is "0570-080-770",

and reception hours are from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, including weekends and holidays.

State Minister of Defense Nakayama told reporters, "We have lifted regional restrictions with the aim of providing vaccination capabilities to a wider range of people. We will be working in facilities for people with underlying illnesses and the elderly. Vaccination tickets will be sent to people under the age of 64, including people, so we would like to take further measures. "

Current situation that reservation frame is not filled in expansion of target area

The Ministry of Defense has expanded the target area for vaccination at large-scale vaccination centers nationwide because the reservation slots prepared are not filled.

Reservations were initially accepted on a weekly basis, and the first week's quota from May 24, when the center was opened, was filled with reservations shortly after the start of acceptance.

However, for the two weeks from June 14th to 27th, as of 5 pm on the 10th, about 20% of the 140,000 cases at the Tokyo venue and about 30% of the 70,000 cases at the Osaka venue. Only reservations have been made.

Regarding this, the Ministry of Defense said, "I think the major factor is that the number of options for vaccination opportunities has increased, such as the start of large-scale vaccinations in local governments." That is also possible as a reason. "

In addition, it has been pointed out that vaccination tickets with the numbers required for reservations are not available.

Depending on the municipality, some elderly people may not be able to make a reservation because the vaccination ticket is not distributed.