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COVID boosters available to all Japanese citizens - report

Japan's Ministry of Health has decided to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all individuals who have already received two doses, after initially prioritizing frontline health workers and high-risk individuals, the Japanese press agency Jiji reported on Thursday.

According to previous reports by Japanese media, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's plan involves administering the booster shots starting from December, in order to prevent the re-emergence of the virus as the country slowly goes back to pre-pandemic levels of activity.

The Health Ministry's timeline, which originally predicted distributing the third shot among those who have gone at least eight months since receiving their second dose and individuals at a higher risk of infection, is now altered to include all citizens.

Breaking the News / TT