Though Japan’s vaccine rollout still lags behind other developed countries, more and more people have been getting their jabs.
To date, over 49 million people — about 39% of Japan’s total population — have been fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. And, from Aug. 16, the AstraZeneca vaccine has also become available (in emergency cases) for people over the age of 40. As more people get vaccinated, the shot’s potential short-term side effects have become better known.
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