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Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward is planning to prioritize residents in their 20s and 30s for its mass inoculation plan — a rare move that gives the younger demographic top priority among its working-age population amid concerns over their lack of access to family doctors.

Like most municipalities across the nation, Shinjuku is currently focusing on vaccinating people age 65 or older at a slew of mass vaccination sites it operates across the ward.

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