Hiroshima COVID-19 first phase priority groups announced

A total of 1,190,000 Hiroshima Prefecture residents will be included in the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations reports Chugoku Shimbun. The process of listing up health workers who will be the first to receive vaccinations is underway and actual vaccinations are expected to start in mid-March. Vaccinations of people over 65, who make up 40% of the prefecture’s population, will reportedly begin in early April.

The numbers break down as follows

– 85,000 medical professionals
– 816,6000 over 65s
– 176,00 at risk due to underlying medical conditions
– 42,000 employees at elderly care facilities

When the rest of the prefecture are expected to start getting their vaccinations is still unknown.

Source: Chugoku Shimbun

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

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