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Japan searches for 11,000 physicians to administer vaccinations

Mass inoculations to begin next week

The city of Kawasaki and the health ministry conduct a vaccination dry run to prepare for mass inoculation against the coronavirus.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japanese localities have begun a scramble to secure medical personal to carry out a mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus slated to start next week, with estimates predicting that 11,000 physicians are needed per day nationwide.

The health ministry is expected to approve Pfizer's vaccine on Sunday, which will pave the way for the inoculations to start as soon as Wednesday. Between 10,000 to 20,000 health care professionals will be given priority.

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