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Vaccinations against the coronavirus for children age 5 to 11 started in some municipalities in Japan on Saturday as the continuing spread of the omicron variant causes a sharp increase in the number of infected children.

According to the health ministry, minors including young children accounted for 29.6% of all new COVID-19 infections across the country between Feb. 1 and 21, making up the largest age group.

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