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Full-scale COVID-19 vaccinations at Osaka University have begun


COVID-19 vaccinations at Osaka University began on Monday, June 21, with vaccinations for the elderly and individuals with pre-existing conditions. Now, vaccinations at the university have transitioned to their full-scale second phase.

For the first day of this second phase of vaccinations, some 900 students were vaccinated at the Center for Education in Liberals Arts and Science on the university’s Toyonaka Campus.

Students who were vaccinations had this to say:

“It’s great to be able to get vaccinated right here on campus.”

“I’m planning to attend an academic conference overseas, so I’m glad I was able to get vaccinated so early.”

"I hope more people get vaccinated so that we can get back to our normal lives."

Some 7,800 students and 4,000 faculty and staff members, including priority groups in phase 1, have already made reservations for their first vaccination dose in July. The university will accept reservations for August and beyond.



This full-scale rollout of vaccinations at the OU will expand to participants in study abroad programs sponsored by MEXT, as well as, according to the university’s agreement with Suita City, workers in the city, such as employees at nurseries and schools in the city students, faculty and staff at Senri Kinran University and the National Museum of Ethnology, and researchers and staff members at RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research.

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