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As Japan prepares to expand the scope of its coronavirus vaccine rollout to the entire population, 62.1% of people have expressed a willingness to receive a shot, a recent online survey by a Tokyo-based medical school has shown.

The poll, conducted in January by a team from Tokyo Medical University, also found that women and younger generations are less accepting of vaccines, underscoring the need for the government to reassure and educate large sections of the populace about their safety.

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