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COVID vaccines

Japan to kick off workplace vaccinations with 50m doses

Toyota, Sony consider launching their own drives for employees

TOKYO -- Japan will start vaccinating the general public starting June 21, enlisting companies and universities to administer the shots using 50 million surplus doses it expects to have by the end of the month.

Doctors working at companies' in-house clinics will be authorized to give shots to employees. Toyota Motor, which has 70,000 employees, told Nikkei that it is considering launching its own vaccination program.

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