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