Japan, AstraZeneca expect to reach deal on vaccine - (NHK via NewsPoints Desk)

  • AstraZeneca and Japan's health ministry are expected to reach a deal shortly on the delivery of more than 100 million doses of the UK drugmaker's experimental coronavirus vaccine, reported NHK.

  • According to the news source, AstraZeneca "aims to put the vaccine into practical use by the end of September," and has plans to begin clinical trials in Japan this month.

  • The vaccine will be administered in one or two doses per person, although it has not yet been decided how many people in Japan would be vaccinated.

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