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Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations for health workers

Program to cover 100 medical facilities across the country by next week

A medical worker receives a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as the country launches its inoculation campaign, in Tokyo on Feb. 17. (Pool photo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan began administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesday, starting with health workers in Tokyo before expanding the rollout nationwide as the clock ticks down to the Summer Olympics.

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