Japan administers 1st Moderna vaccine shots to SDF members

Japan Today -- May 24
The Defense Ministry said Sunday it administered Moderna Inc.'s coronavirus vaccine among Self-Defense Forces members, the first confirmed use of the vaccine in Japan.

The vaccine developed by the U.S. pharmaceutical company was granted fast-track approval by the Japanese government on Friday along with one provided by Britain's AstraZeneca Plc.

The ministry vaccinated SDF doctors and nurses as well as private nurses who will work at the centers which will open in Tokyo and Osaka on Monday for inoculations of the elderly. They will use the Moderna vaccine at the venues.

Japan now has three available vaccines, also including one developed by U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech SE already in use.

- Japan Today

24日から東京と大阪で防衛省が運営する大規模接種が開始されるのを前に、運営に関わる自衛官らに対してモデルナ社の新型コロナワクチンが初めて接種されました。 - ANNnewsCH