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Receiving two vaccinations against the novel coronavirus helped reduce the probability of secondary infections within households from 37% to 13%, a survey by the western Japan prefecture of Hiroshima has shown.

“It’s difficult to prevent infections among people living together,” Takaji Wakita, head of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, said. “Still, the survey showed that we can prevent infections to a certain extent by receiving two vaccinations.”

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