Vaccination against coronavirus in Japan will be free of charge for residents. The relevant amendments to the Law on Immunization was adopted by the government, according to Tuesday, October 27, Kyodo agency.
All vaccination costs are borne by the government. In case of any side effects of the vaccine, it will also assume compensation for them.
However, the country’s population is now obliged to “make vaccination efforts,” but only if a safe drug is available, the agency said.
Japan expects to provide enough coronavirus vaccine for the entire population by the first half of 2021.
Distribution of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, began in late December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the center of infection. In a few months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries around the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.
According to the international statistical bureau Worldometer, 97 074 cases of coronavirus have been registered in Japan so far, 1718 people died, 89 709 patients recovered.