Mass vaccination site bookings to be expanded

NHK -- May 19
The two mass coronavirus vaccination centers set up by the Self-Defense Forces will accept reservations from people in wider areas starting Monday. They will cover residents aged 65 and older in all parts of Tokyo and Osaka.

Only senior citizens who live in certain parts of Tokyo and Osaka can make reservations this week.

The Tokyo center saw more than 90 percent of its slots booked as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Separately, it has been found that reservations can be made with nonexistent application numbers. The ministry plans to make changes to the system to prevent that.

The ministry says it will stop people from receiving unauthorized shots by checking their vaccination coupons at the sites.


防衛省は19日午後、新型コロナワクチンの大規模接種センターに関して東京、大阪、それぞれの来週の接種予約がすべて埋まったことを明らかにしました。 - ANNnewsCH