Japan set to begin 1st COVID-19 vaccine rollout targeting medical workers

  • Japan set to begin 1st COVID-19 vaccine rollout targeting medical workers

Japan set to begin 1st COVID-19 vaccine rollout targeting medical workers

He told customers that he obtained the shots through "internal channels", state media said. The alleged scheme was successful in raking in about 18 million yuan (the equivalent of nearly $3 million) before authorities discovered it and arrested those responsible.

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China's highest prosecuting body, the Supreme People's Procuratorate has urged regional agencies to cooperate with the police to curb such activities.

In addition to the 110,000 doses from the SII, the country has signed up for 10 million shots directly from AstraZeneca, 8 million from Pfizer, 768,000 from Sinopharm and 542,000 from the global vaccine sharing scheme COVAX.

The group earned 18 million yuan ($2.8 million) as a result of the scheme, according to the Global Times. Kong is among 70 people who have been arrested for similar crimes.

The CDC data documented the 10 cases of anaphylactic shock among a reported 4,041,396 first doses of the Moderna vaccine

Last year, the government said that anyone convicted of producing or distributing falsified or substandard medicines or vaccines amid the coronavirus outbreak could face severe penalties including the death penalty under new legislation.

On Monday, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said it would deepen its crackdown on fake vaccine manufacturing, the Global Times reported, adding that there were more than 21 cases of major vaccine fraud across China.

In other cases, counterfeit vaccines were sold at inflated prices in hospitals.

A vaccine made by Sinovac was approved for general use on February 6, following the approval of a shot made by Sinopharm on December 31. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from the CDC, WHO andlocal public health departmentsPEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities.

Japan will begin the first stage of inoculating its population against COVID-19, with Regulatory Reform Minister Taro Kono saying Tuesday that 40,000 medical workers will receive the jabs from Wednesday, double the number initially planned.