Japan to buy 1.4 mln doses of Daiichi Sankyo COVID vaccine

TOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry said on Friday it agreed to buy 1.4 million doses of Daiichi Sankyo's updated COVID-19 vaccine.

The purchase is contingent on approval of the shot formulated for the XBB.1.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus.

An earlier version of the mRNA-based vaccine was approved in August as a booster, becoming Japan's first home-grown shot for the coronavirus.

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