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On at least two occasions, Japan reached the government’s target of administering 1 million COVID-19 booster shots in a single day last month as it accelerated its inoculation drive amid the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant, the vaccine minister has said.

Noriko Horiuchi, the minister in charge of vaccinations, said at a news conference on Friday that the number of daily shots surpassed 1 million on Feb. 18 and Feb. 26, according to data from the government’s vaccination recording system.

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