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COVID vaccines

Japan set to overtake U.S. in COVID vaccinations

Country seeks to inoculate 80%, or all who want shots, by November

Japan may soon ease pandemic restrictions now that vaccines are widely available.

TOKYO -- Japan looks to provide COVID-19 inoculations to everyone who wants the shots by October or November, reaching a vaccination rate of about 80%.

The target appears well within reach as more than 50% of the population has received both doses of a vaccine while over 60% has received at least one dose, according to the government.

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