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Japan asks more COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer

Christian Fernsby |
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked Pfizer on Saturday to provide additional supplies of COVID-19 vaccine to Japan this year, Nikkei reported.

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Topics: JAPAN    PFIZER   

Pfizer confirmed in an email that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla met with Suga virtually to discuss vaccine supply on the last day of Suga’s three-day visit to Washington. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is the only one approved in Japan.

Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported earlier that Suga asked Pfizer to provide more vaccine doses.

Only 0.9% of the Japanese public received their first vaccine shot as of Friday, compared with 2.5% in South Korea, and 48% in the United Kingdom.

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