- Title: Japan says there is not enough data on effects of mixing COVID-19 vaccines
- Date: 2nd August 2021
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (AUGUST 2, 2021) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF MAN BEING VACCINATED AT AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY SYRINGES IN TRAY VARIOUS OF WOMAN BEING VACCINATED (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) UNIDENTIFIED AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY STUDENT, SAYING: "I have an elderly person in my family, so in order to reduce the infection risk, I decided to get it (vaccine)." PEOPLE IN VACCINATION CENTRE OF UNIVERSITY STAFF RETURNING VACCINATION DOCUMENTS AND ID AND CALLING FOR THE NEXT PERSON IN LINE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE BEING SEATED AND WAITING (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) UNIDENTIFIED AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY STUDENT, SAYING: "I think people can look at various information and consider the disadvantages of adverse reactions before making their decision (on whether to be vaccinated or not). For me, the psychological benefits, in terms of preventing infection, were greater than the disadvantages of adverse reactions." EXTERIOR OF VACCINATION CENTRE BUILDING
- Embargoed: 16th August 2021 07:27
- Keywords: COVID-19 Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Japan Japan vaccination Kato Katsunobu Tokyo Tokyo fire department coronavirus mass vaccination vaccine
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001EOL55JB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Japanese chief cabinet secretary, Katsunobu Kato, said on Monday (August 2) that there were insufficient data to mix COVID-19 vaccines, as a Tokyo university began a mass vaccination of students and staff.
Newly reported COVID-19 cases in the Olympic host city came in at 3,058 on Sunday (August 1), after it had hit a record high of 4,058 a day before on Saturday (July 31), overshadowing the Games.
Up to 2,000 people were due to be inoculated on Monday from Tokyo's Aoyama Gakuin University.
The Japanese government on Friday (July 30) extended a state of emergency for Tokyo and other areas.
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