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The Japanese government will take a mix-and-match approach to coronavirus vaccine booster shots, Noriko Horiuchi, minister in charge of the vaccine rollout, said Wednesday.

Japan will allow the simultaneous use of COVID-19 vaccines developed by U.S. drug giant Pfizer Inc. and U.S. biotechnology startup Moderna Inc. at vaccination venues, instead of its previous policy of limiting vaccines to one maker at each venue in principle, she said.

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