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COVID vaccines

Japan PM Suga receives COVID jab before Biden meet in April

Delegation of 90 for US visit to take Pfizer shots as Tokyo pushes vaccinations

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga receives the first of two coronavirus vaccine shots in Tokyo on March 16. (Pool photo)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga received his first shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, as he prepares for an April visit to the U.S. to meet President Joe Biden.

Suga and about 90 delegates scheduled to visit Washington will take two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. Their second jab is expected in about three weeks.

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