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Japan doubles vaccination doses to 40,000 for Olympic workers

Japan is doubling its coronavirus vaccination doses to 40,000 for people working at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, after getting another 20,000 vaccines.

Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa said on Tuesday that the government had reached an agreement with US company Pfizer.

The deal comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed with Pfizer on a similar number of jabs.

The vaccination program for people working at the Games from July 23 to August 8 will begin on Thursday.

The latest agreement makes it possible to offer vaccination to volunteers in the Athletes’ Village, members of the organizing committee and representatives of the Japanese media.

The IOC says it expects 80% of the 10,900 athletes to be vaccinated upon arrival in Japan.

Vaccination of the Japanese public got off to a slow start compared to other countries.

A majority of Japanese are opposed to the upcoming organization of the Games, after their postponement to 2020 due to the pandemic.

Japanese organizers and the IOC had pledged to run a safe Games, with the final edition of the handbooks for all Games stakeholders due to be released later Tuesday.

Tokyo remains in a state of emergency until at least Sunday, and the government is reportedly considering placing Tokyo in a near state of emergency during the Games.

(NAN)

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