Japan to start coronavirus vaccinations with Pfizer vaccines


FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in front of the displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's vaccine programme chief Taro Kono said on Friday the country would begin coronavirus vaccinations with Pfizer's vaccine, and aimed to start vaccinations as early as late February with 10,000 medical workers at 100 hospitals.

Kono told reporters the next priority after medical workers was to vaccinate the elderly, those with health conditions and elderly care facility workers.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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