Osaka pachinko parlor used as vaccination site

Japan Today -- Sep 15
A pachinko parlor in Osaka was used as a site for coronavirus vaccinations on Monday and Tuesday.

The operator of Freedom Tenroku pachinko parlor, located in Osaka’s Kita Ward, offered last month to allow the site to be used for vaccinations for two days in September and October, Sankei Shimbun reported. About 1,500 people, who made reservations, received their first shot of the Moderna vaccine on Monday and Tuesday, and will get their second shot in October.

Employees, nearby residents and people working at businesses nearby were vaccinated by personnel from nearby Kano General Hospital. They sat in front of pachinko machines as medical personnel walked up and down the aisles vaccinating them.

Only people aged 18 and older are being vaccinated.

大阪市内のパチンコ店で、新型コロナウイルスワクチンの接種を待つのは店の従業員やお客さん、近くの住民です。医師と看護師が巡回して、職域接種が始まりました。 - ABCテレビニュース