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Coronavirus

Japan rushes to deploy unified vaccination record system

National ID system to be used to avoid confusion of stimulus rollout

Japan plans to start vaccinating medical workers from the end of February. From late March, it hopes to start vaccinating people 65 and older.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is considering using its national ID system for its coronavirus vaccine rollout program, hoping to avoid the pitfalls and confusion that was created when the government dispersed economic aid earlier in the pandemic.

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