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Shionogi says looking to provide COVID-19 vaccine this year

Ministry will make a decision on the vaccine as early as May 20

Shionogi started trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in December, 2020. 

OSAKA (Kyodo) -- Japanese drugmaker Shionogi is expecting to provide a coronavirus vaccine within the year if conditions are met, its president said Monday.

It would be the first domestically produced vaccine for the virus.

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