Increased to Approximately 39 Thousand Doses, Estimates the Prefecture
On March 11th, regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations set to begin from April for the elderly, Fukui Prefecture disclosed that the amount of vaccines allotted to the prefecture has been increased by approximately 17,000 doses, estimating the total of doses available for April at around 39,000. With one dose per person, Fukui Prefecture will be able to provide vaccinations to 17% of the approximately 230,000 elderly residents within the prefecture.
At the Budget Settlement Special Committee Prefectural Assembly held on March 11th, the director responded to an inquiry by Keiichi Nishimoto (Komeito). According to Fukui Prefecture, approximately 2,000 doses will be distributed during the week of April 5th, and another roughly 2,000 doses will be distributed during the following two weeks. The prefecture expressed a bright outlook, as during the week of April 26th, with the increased allotment of vaccines, roughly 17,000 doses will be distributed.
Japan’s vaccine plan has the elderly to begin receiving vaccinations from April 12th; Fukui Prefecture director expressed, “We will proceed so all municipalities within the prefecture can begin vaccinations in line with the country’s vaccine schedule.”