7 July 2021
Japan's Waseda University began coronavirus vaccinations for students and others on Monday as part of the government's effort to speed up its vaccine rollout with the Olympics starting in just under three weeks. While Japan has made remarkable progress to vaccinate its population against COVID-19, the drive is losing steam because of supply shortages. Workplace inoculations including universities began in mid-June, with thousands of companies applying to vaccinate employees. But, the government then indefinitely halted taking new applications for workplace and large-scale vaccination sites due to tight vaccine supplies. Japan's fully vaccinated rate of 13.8% is slightly above the world average of 11.3%.
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