Japan has enough vaccines for boosters, prime minister says
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan already has enough COVID-19 vaccines to provide booster shots if such a decision is taken, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday after announcing an expansion in a state of emergency to more prefectures.
Suga added that about 60% of the public will be fully vaccinated by the end of September. Japan has yet to make a third round of vaccinations an option, but he said there was already a supply to do so.
(Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski and Kiyoshi Takenaka; writing by David Dolan; editing by Mark Heinrich)
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