Vaccine plan discussed for Japanese at US bases

NHK has learned that Japanese and US government officials are discussing the feasibility of allowing medical workers at US military bases in Japan to administer coronavirus vaccines to Japanese workers at the facilities.

Japanese government sources say the plan would be optional for the about 26,000 Japanese people who work at the bases. They also say the vaccines would come from existing supplies at the facilities.

The plan would not be covered by a Japanese law that says the government must cover the cost of health problems resulting from the vaccines.