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BCCJ Secures Vaccinations for 1050 Members
This week, the BCCJ team has been working around the clock to secure COVID-19 vaccinations for members, under the Japanese Government’s Occupational Innoculation programme.
At lunchtime on Friday 18 June, we entered into an agreement with Japanese provider TKP who were swiftly able to receive bookings from BCCJ members wishing to receive vaccinations for their workforces – employees and family members – in batches of 50 “patients”.
On June 22, our first group of 250 BCCJ members arrived at TKP’s Innoculation Centre in Shinjuku and received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine.
Throughout this week, we have secured vaccinations for a total of 1050 members (chamber member company employees and families).
The BCCJ has been collaborating with other international chambers of commerce in Japan on an information-sharing and resource-pooling initiative, “Vaccinations Coalition”. As of June 25, this coalition has secured vaccinations for 2325 cross-chamber members and affiliated organisations.
The cost for the above Vaccination Accelerator programme is JPY4400 per person.
Japan’s workplace roll out to be temporarily suspended
Meanwhile, the Japanese Government is halting its Occupational Innoculation programme. According to Taro Kono, the minister in charge of vaccines, the government has been accepting applications from companies and universities to administer Moderna vaccines, but it will stop accepting new applications at 5 p.m. Friday June 25.
“We would like to suspend accepting new applications, given that we are already reaching the maximum capacity to distribute the vaccines,” Kono told a news conference on Wednesday.
Full article in Japan Times HERE
BCCJ Vaccinations Update as of June 21 HERE
COVID-19 Vaccinations in Japan – RESOURCES HERE
TKP Vaccinations (JPY4400 per person) HERE