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Vaccine minister Taro Kono stressed flexibility for the nation’s inoculation program on Saturday, saying that the government will consider having students and workers receive shots possibly at their schools and workplaces, while also urging municipalities not to waste doses when people cancel reservations.

While most older people won’t have to make major adjustments to their schedules to receive vaccines at local inoculation sites, younger people, particularly in the Tokyo area and the Kansai region, often commute to work or school outside of the cities and prefectures where they reside.

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