Chief Cabinet Secretary: "Vaccines: information sharing and coordination framework for steady vaccination"
Regarding the vaccination against the new coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato stressed that he would like to share information with prefectures on the amount of vaccine allocated to each municipality and the status of vaccination, and that he would like to ensure steady vaccination by establishing an adjustment quota that allows prefectures to allocate vaccine to municipalities according to the situation.
With regard to vaccination, this month, some municipalities have cancelled or stopped accepting reservations because they have not received the desired amount of vaccines.
In relation to this, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato indicated at a press conference in the morning that he plans to share information with prefectures on the amount of Pfizer vaccines distributed to each municipality and the status of vaccinations.
He then stated, "We hope that the unvaccinated vaccines that have already been distributed will be effectively utilized and that vaccinations will be carried out in a systematic manner while keeping an eye on the overall situation.
In addition, since the speed of vaccination differs among cities, towns, and villages, it was announced that the prefectural government would set up a quota for the distribution of vaccines to cities, towns, and villages according to their progress.