The use of a vaccine for the Omicron strain of the new coronavirus has also been approved in Japan. On September 12, an expert subcommittee of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare granted special permission for domestic use.
In the future, free inoculation will start after the procedure to position it as a public inoculation.
The “fourth vaccination” was limited to those at high risk of severe disease, but the “Omicron strain vaccine” is for all people aged 12 and over who have completed the first two vaccinations.
I summarized what kind of vaccine it is and when the vaccination will start in a Q&A format.
(Reporter Hiroshi Ichige, Social Affairs Department)
Q: What kind of vaccine is the Omicron strain vaccine?
The vaccine that has been approved for use is a vaccine that corresponds to the Omicron strain “BA.1”, which spread in the sixth wave from the beginning of this year, and is also effective against “BA.5”, which is currently prevalent. Expected.