URGENT: Japan secures extra Pfizer vaccine doses for 25 mil. people

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Japan has signed a contract with U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. to receive additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine for 25 million people by September, health minister Norihisa Tamura said Friday. The double-dose vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech SE is the only approved COVID-19 vaccine in the country so far. Under the agreement, Japan will receive 50 million doses, Tamura said.

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